Induction of labour is not a decision to be made lightly
Pets could teach us humans a lot about how to support those living with a mental illness.
Pets can help manage mental health issues
My pets are a great source of comfort and pleasure to me. The beautiful trusting eyes, the soft fur to stroke and the unconditional love all manage to ground me no matter what is going on in my life or in my head. Continue reading “How pets can help manage mental health issues”
Oh my, has it really been three weeks?
Back on the 8th of April I wrote about my return to midwifery and that I felt a sense of coming home. Continue reading “Three weeks later and it still feels like home”
Massage in itself will not cure depression or anxiety but it will help relieve some of the symptoms.
Can massage care help depression and anxiety?
There are many strategies to consider beyond current medical model of care for the management of mental health issues. Continue reading “Massage: Can it help depression and anxiety?”
To my surprise and delight there has been a sense of coming home.
After consideration, reflection and a damn good talking to I have decided to return to Midwifery.This is an update for those of you following my personal journey. Continue reading “My return to Midwifery.A sense of coming home.”
Roosters and cats and dogs and horses are just a few of the pets who have shared some birth stories I have attended
40 Reasons to Homebirth
Reason Number 9: Pets can be there if you want.
Meet Bindi the Australian Shepherd who I adopted from the pound and hear of a few of her favourite things.
And now for something completely different I would like to introduce you to Bindi who I adopted from the Portland RSPCA, Easter 2010 Continue reading “Bindi. The story of my Australian Shepherd”
Less than 35% of Australians with a mental illness seek help and 60% do not have access to treatment
Digital technology in mental health
I am interested in a wide variety of treatments for mental illness and an article on digital technology caught my eye. Continue reading “Digital technology: mental health’s new frontier”
Mental illness is common and does not discriminate age, gender, social circumstances, race or religion.
Why do I write about my mental illness?
As I said in my last post, some of you may be wondering why I have chosen to write and then go a step further and publish publicly my personal journey of living with a mental health issue. That is a very good question as I could have easily continued my journey privately. Continue reading “Why write about my mental illness?”
If I was a midwife but I wasn’t working as a midwife, then what was I?