Why is the cliché 'life has its ups and downs' so difficult to apply when we find ourselves in a down moment?
If you find it a struggle to reverse a down day, remember we have the cliché because 'ups' exist as well.
There's a proven relationship between stress and mental illness. It can worsen an episode, or even result in symptoms returning.
A balanced lifestyle and coping strategies can help with the management of stress. But how do you start?
The following suggestions can be implemented right now, or they can form part of an ongoing plan.
Mania and hypomania are symptoms of bipolar disorder. Mania is the ‘high’ euphoric end of the mood scale, with hypomania similar but with less intensity.
If you think you’re experiencing mania, or symptoms are coming on, these strategies may help prevent or reduce the severity of an episode.
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.
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.
What advice would a man give other men who are experiencing mental health issues? And how can family or friends support?
Five SANE Peer Ambassadors share their tips. Advice for men, from men, who know what it's like to live with and manage a mental illness.