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Three reasons to be optimistic about schizophrenia

Three reasons to be optimistic about schizophrenia

Despite what many people think, schizophrenia is far from being a life sentence. Recovery, to a lesser or greater degree, is possible.

A 2010 national survey found that 54.8% of participants who had experienced multiple episodes of psychosis went on to achieve partial or good recovery between episodes.

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Do changes to mental health services stress you out?

Do changes to mental health services stress you out?

When politicians announce changes to the services we use it can often make us stressed, worried and anxious.

For some people, it can feel like those most affected by the change are excluded from the decision-making process. And this can add to the fear that one day we’ll discover the vital services we rely on may no longer be available.

But the reality is it can take years for policy ideas to become a reality.

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Tips for managing disappointment

Tips for managing disappointment

The holiday season can be full of excitement and expectation. You may be looking forward to a traditional Christmas lunch with both sides of the family, or a New Year's Eve celebration bigger than the countdown in Times Square.

But when it comes to event planning, the end result can often fall short of your expectations. You may be left feeling distraught and angry if it doesn't match the grand occasion you imagined.

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Disclosure and dating

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How much should you reveal about your mental health to someone you’re dating? When’s the right time to discuss it with a new romantic partner? How should you tell them, and when? How will they react? Will it be okay?

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Top picks: Exploring borderline personality disorder

Top picks: Exploring borderline personality disorder

For BPD Awareness Week we’ve put together a list of articles, resources, videos and blogs that shed light on this often misunderstood illness.

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What mindfulness app is right for you?

What mindfulness app is right for you?

There are countless mindfulness apps available for download these days. But finding the right one can be difficult. Anybody can create an app, so the quality varies.

Finding the right mindfulness app depends on your style and personal preferences. Some apps provide guided sessions for specific concerns, while others let you choose and create your own session.

So to help you find the right app for your needs, here are four popular and free mindfulness apps available on iTunes and Google Play. They have been rated for your ease of use and listening.

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Common questions about the NDIS

Common questions about the NDIS

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is rolling out across Australia. This is good news! But if you’ve started exploring your options you may have been confronted by acronyms, processes and jargon.

With the help from Break Thru we’ve answered some of the questions many people ask about this new program.

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Managing your food, mood and weight when living with a mental illness

Managing your food, mood and weight when living with a mental illness

‘Watch what you eat’ was the candid advice when first diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Five years later I had outgrown three dress sizes and weighed an extra 25-30 kilos!

In my case this weight gain was due to a combination of medication, comfort food, low self esteem, mood and the frequent labelling my emotions as ‘wrong’.

After a lot of soul searching and looking at my patterns – my ‘default setting’ – I identified three key areas that had a direct influence on my weight gain and the changes I needed to make.

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Struggling to open up? A horse could help

Struggling to open up? A horse could help

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a condition that can catch you off guard. You’re coping just fine and then — boom! Life becomes difficult. Out of nowhere.

That’s what happened to Ken Kemp, a veteran that served in the Australian Defence Force for 27 years, many of those on deployment.

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Stay healthy and connected post-Pokémon Go

Stay healthy and connected post-Pokémon Go

Pokémon Go is sweeping the world. And the game’s positive influence on our physical and mental health is an unexpected benefit.

Some people cite the reward-style game for helping them overcome their anxiety or depression. The game has been a positive influence, encouraging people to socialise and undertake activities they struggle to achieve.

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