mental health care after disaster

How to Protect Your Mental Health During a Disaster

When we’re confronted with sudden, life-changing events such as natural disasters, our mental health can suffer. In these situations, it’s normal to feel shock, stress, sadness, anger, guilt, helplessness or anxiety – regardless of whether you are directly impacted by the disaster or not. While you might already have a lot on your plate to […]

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Save time and trips to the doctor

Don’t let your treatment get delayed by unnecessary trips to the GP for paperwork. Hopefully your doctor is a trusted ally in your mental health journey. But life is busy enough without spending time and money doing things you don’t have to do. Here are some things you might get told you need, but you […]

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Understanding ‘Burnout’

We all get tired sometimes. After a particularly busy week at work, or maybe towards the end of the school semester. Usually the weekend or a short holiday can make us feel better. But some of us are feeling exhausted all the time, and no amount of rest seems to help. This is called ‘burnout’, […]

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How to Find a Psychologist for Your Friend

Mental illness affects one in five Australians. This means that most of us know someone who lives with a mental health condition. Maybe it’s your best friend, or a co-worker, or perhaps even a parent. Whoever it is, knowing how to help them can be tough. While your love and support are super important, helping […]

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The OkToTalk Story

I started this service because when I needed mental health support, to get on top of my depression, it was a ridiculous struggle. It took about 6 goes before I found a therapist who could understand me, offer useful suggestions, and help me work within my own values to change the way my life was […]

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A Guide to Getting Through Panic Attacks

Did you know that around 5% of Australians will experience panic disorder in their lifetime? For those affected, panic attacks can take a real toll on their overall wellbeing. These bouts of anxiety can feel uncontrollable and unpredictable, making them even harder to live with. The good news is that with the right information and […]

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