mental health

Family

A trip to the supermarket isn’t a holiday

I get the “joke” here. I totally understand the feeling of being so bound to your babies and role as their mother that any time out, even if it’s just a half hour trip to the supermarket can feel like a holiday. But I feel like I need to say it:…

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Health

Anxiety Attacks – What Not To Say (And how to really help)

I get you just want to help. I really do. This is no way a critism of anyone who's ever said any of these things to me. I really really understand you mean to be supportive, but sometimes it has the opposite affect.

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Health

5 Things I Wish I Knew When I Had Postnatal Anxiety

When I had Postnatal Anxiety with my first baby 8 years ago (actually his birthday is on Saturday!) there was so many things I just didn’t know that I didn’t know. I didn’t expect to need to know.

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Family

Anxiety As A Blogger

So, in the last month I’ve only published one thing written by me. I don’t know if anyone has actually noticed - and it’s totally okay if you haven’t - I’ve gone to some effort to conceal my “writer's block”; frequently posting amusing memes on social media and sharing guest…

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Mental Health Stories

My Secret Fight Against Anxiety

In April 2014 I was diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. Anxiety is one of the most common health conditions in Australia. For men, anxiety is even more common than depression – 1 in 5 men will experience anxiety at some point

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Why I Don’t Like Mark Latham

Mark Latham recently wrote an opinion piece directed at Lisa Pryor, titled “Why Left Feminists Don’t Like Kids”. As a lefty and a feminist, I had to click on it. I’ll admit I knew going into it that I wasn’t going to like what he wrote, but I was imagining…

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Mother Drowns Her Two Sons (Reponse)

On Facebook this morning, I came across a friends post about a case currently in the media where a woman with severe mental health issues drowned her two young sons, and I wanted to discuss depression and what should happen to someone who did this to their own children. Click…

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