Does Split Stigmatise or is it Promoting Awareness By Jannali Jones – Indigenous Writer and Lecturer. The newly released M. Night Shyamalan film Split (2017) has caused controversy amongst some medical professionals and others who believe that the film stigmatises a mental disorder. Split is the story of Kevin – a man diagnosed with Dissociative Identity…

This interesting infographic shows what’s stressing Australians. No surprise that financial stress is one of the leading stressors for many Australians. Most concerning is that 72 per cent of Australians experience physical health problems related to stress and 64 per cent of Australians experience mental health issues related to stress. Check out the infographic below for…

It’s the holiday season and, for sure, you’ll soon find yourself going about your days like a headless chicken because of the sheer number of things you need to accomplish. Holiday stress is just a short-term thing; after that, you can go about your usual routine, which is more comfortable and convenient. However, it’s important…

At Christmas, you can eat and drink to your heart’s content. When it comes to being “merry,” you may find the concept more challenging to achieve. That’s because even with the bright and colorful celebrations around you, you still feel isolated—lonely. Loneliness is, in itself, already an unpleasant emotion to deal with, leading to unhealthy…

Caring for a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and attention deficit disorder (ADD) presents a unique set of challenges as well as opportunities for learning and development. The hyperactivity, impulsiveness, inattention and other behaviours that are associated with the condition can open you and your child up to a rollercoaster of events and…

Every parent has his unique parenting style which may be based on several factors including your own upbringing and cultural and religious background. Even couples may have their own differences when it comes to imparting life lessons and rearing their brood. That’s perfectly normal. But despite these differences, there are a few crucial matters that you and…

Anxiety is an extreme form of worry. You can’t help it most of the time, even if you know that feeling the way you do doesn’t really help. What’s even more concerning about it is that oftentimes, the coping strategies presented for it actually tend to intensify the feeling that the situation causing the anxiety…

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