Posted in anxiety, Beyond Blue, depression, Health, wellbeing

World Mental Health Day

We’ve got our information in from Beyond Blue and even though we are dealing better with mental health issues, particularly depression, we have quite a lot more awareness raising to do. People are better at having the conversations but there is some misunderstanding about depression and it treatments and whether depressed people should be in particular job positions. Then there is a whole lot of work to be done on anxiety, which is rife in this country and probably around the world because of our lifestyle and then all the issues associated with living in our culture. The daily worries, catastrophes, pain and destructiveness are getting to people. We have worked a lot out together and the internet has helped us. It is a matter of keeping this going.
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Retired Adelaide based professional. Lived here most of my life. I have been a teacher of French, English and German since 1974 and value the capacity of the classroom, wherever that might be, to write on the lives of others.

2 thoughts on “World Mental Health Day

  1. HantersI and a fellow sufferer describe anxiety as an uncontrollable creeping vine that consumes your mind. He finds meditation helpful, others find walking , music & yoga helpful.

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  2. Thank you for that. Yes, music and yoga can be very soothing…but you have to choose the music which calms you down! The creeping vine analogy is so true..it can twist and get you before you know it if you do not recognise the symptoms and work on them.

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