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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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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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How Ariel Kaplan Overcame Her Eating Disorder

Please note: This blog contains detailed information about disordered eating. This may be confronting for people who have experienced this type of illness. Eating disorders affect approximately 16% of the Australian population – and yet these mental health conditions are still widely misunderstood. Actress and personal trainer Ariel Kaplan knows this all too well. Having […]

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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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