Skip to main content

What not to say to someone with a complex mental health issue.

what-not-to-say-v2-850x575

It's a sad reality that people living with a complex mental health issue will hear inappropriate comments, sometimes at a time when they are struggling.

A glib, flippant or offhand comment – whether born of ignorance, awkwardness, or arrogance – can cut to the bone and leave people questioning their place in the world.

So, what's the worst thing you can say to someone living with a complex mental health issue? 

Read more >>
Rate this blog:
31

Does menopause affect mental health?

menopause-blog-sunse_20170802-042514_1

Menopause is a normal transition for women, and every woman will experience menopause differently. 

Some have symptoms that are barely noticeable, while others experience significant changes. In some cases menopause and the reduction of estrogen can impact on someone's mental health or exacerbate a preexisting mental illness.

Read more >>
Rate this blog:
41

This is what depression looks like

This is what depression looks like

Depression is not feeling down for an hour out of your day. It's not something to be glorified. It's not beautiful.

Depression is being on the brink of tears because you dropped your glass of water. It’s not having the urge to clean up the mess, rather you fall on the floor and cry.

Read more >>
Rate this blog:
41

Osher: 'It’s been nearly three years since I lost my mind'

Osher looking into camera and smiling

It’s been nearly three years since I lost my mind.

I had told people in the past that I’d lost my mind, but I didn’t know what I was talking about.

Read more >>
Rate this blog:
37

Is narcissism common? The answer may surprise you

Person sitting at cafe table looking thoughtful chin resting on their hands

It’s common to label people considered self-centred or egotistical as a narcissist. But what exactly is narcissism? How common is narcissism? And how do we know when someone is living with narcissistic personality disorder (NPD)?

Read more >>
Rate this blog:
53

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.

Read more >>
Rate this blog:
2

Thinking about stopping your medication?

Thinking about stopping your medication?

People take psychiatric medications for a variety of conditions and for varying lengths of time – sometimes indefinitely. So it is not unusual for some people to consider coming off their medication, especially if they are feeling better or the side effects are making life difficult. 

Read more >>
Rate this blog:
10

Living with obsessive compulsive disorder

Living with obsessive compulsive disorder

What is obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)? SANE Australia spoke to Tim Hillier about his experience of OCD, the symptoms he encounters and his advice for others diagnosed with the disorder.

I've had obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) since I was about seven or eight years old.

I've had a lot of different symptoms throughout the years and I've read a lot about it.

People don't really see the seriousness and the impact that it has, I suppose it's seen as more of a quirk or a temporary behaviour.

Read more >>
Rate this blog:
2

Leave work early - staying back may be unproductive

Leave work early - staying back may be unproductive

The more time and effort you put into something the better the outcome, right? This is a scenario we often face at work when confronted by a growing inbox or a long ‘to-do list’.

But is this the best way to go about work? Do increased working hours equate to better workplace outcomes? And what is the effect on our overall mental health?

Read more >>
Rate this blog:
0

Popular blogs

Follow the blog