AMANDA’S MENTAL HEALTH JOURNEY

With 1 in 5 Australians suffering from mental illness, it’s safe to say we all know someone who might be struggling. And yet, mental health is still an issue that isn’t talked about as often as it should be. Here at Ok To Talk, we believe we can all benefit from hearing other people’s mental […]

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A Guide to Mental Health for Mums and Dads

We’re not going to sugar-coat it – being a parent can be tough. Whether you’ve just had your first child or are the loving parent of many kids, it’s not uncommon for your mental health to take a hit. Many mums and dads will tell you that feeling overwhelmed, stressed and sad is actually kind […]

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Simple Ways to Help on World Mental Health Day

If you live in Australia, you most likely know someone who has a mental illness. Perhaps it’s your mum, your brother, your best friend or maybe even yourself. This is because 1 in 5 people throughout the country suffer from mental health problems. And of the estimated 4 million people affected, few reach out for […]

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How to Be a Good Listener

Listening is something we do every day. For most of us, it feels as though it comes quite naturally. But have you ever thought about how you’re listening, or whether you’re actually being a good listener? When someone comes to you wanting to talk about how they’re feeling, it’s important to get it right. The […]

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How to Help Someone Who is Suicidal

Suicide. It’s a topic that many people shy away from talking about. But with eight people on average killing themselves every day in Australia – and many more attempting to do so – it’s a conversation we need to be having. It’s important to know how to identify suicidal tendencies and how to respond to […]

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