Have you ever thought a person is very rigid, clean or overly specific about things being placed correctly, and may have caught yourself automatically saying, “you’re so OCD!”? This is something that has become a common term in describing people who do things differently or in a more structured specific way to others. However, OCD is not an adjective, but a mental illness that is quite debilitating to live with. During international OCD Awareness Week (October 13-19, 2019) we try to raise awareness and understanding about OCD and related disorders, with the goal of breaking the stigma and helping more people get access to evidence-based treatment and resources.
Mental health is so important for everyone and looking after our mental health should be a priority. With one in five people affected by mental illness in Australia, there is a chance you have interacted with someone who is struggling, has struggled in the past, or is in treatment. Today is World Mental Health Day, where awareness is raised around the world about mental health and wellbeing. People are encouraged to do something to help shed a more positive light on mental health and break the stigma so those affected can seek help.
Mental health is something that still carries a stigma and not many people speak about it outright. It is also something that may not be put on the forefront for a person. October is Mental Health Month, where awareness is raised around mental health and wellbeing. This month people are encouraged to share their journey and understand where someone is emotionally, how they got there and where they are going.
Social skills are such an important part of our daily lives - so why are they overlooked at times? Social skills are essential for children growing up and are something that will follow them into adulthood. Practicing social skills from a young age will help develop them and increase their wellbeing.
Mental health is something that still carries a stigma and not many people speak about it outright. What we fail to sometimes do in your busy lives is simply ask someone if they are okay. Today, September 12th 2019 is R U OK DAY? where people are inspired and empowered to meaningfully connect with those around them and start a conversation with anyone who may be struggling with life.
As women, it can be hard sometimes to take some time for ourselves to just think about our own health. Being it looking after children, a partner, a friend, a parent, or having a demanding job - it’s hard to think about ‘me time’. This week is Women’s Health Week (2 - 6 September), where it’s recognised that the two biggest barriers for women not maintaining a healthy lifestyle is ‘lack of time’ and ‘health not being a priority’, and how to help break these barriers.