How pets can help manage mental health issues

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”

Massage: Can it help depression and anxiety?

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?”

Digital technology: mental health’s new frontier

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”

Why write about my mental illness?

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?”

Acupuncture: Can it help manage depression and anxiety?

When there is congestion on the highway, energy gets backed up.

Can acupuncture help manage depression and anxiety?

There are many strategies to consider beyond the medical model of care for the management of mental health issues. Continue reading “Acupuncture: Can it help manage depression and anxiety?”

Magnificent Magnesium: Are you getting enough?

Fluoride used in the water supply since fluoride binds to magnesium and makes it unusable in the body.

Magnificent  Magnesium

Femidist on Magnesium and depressionDid you know magnesium is directly linked to brain function?  Magnesium deficiency causes a whole range of signs and symptoms including agitation, anxiety, irritability, confusion, sleeplessness, headache, delirium, hallucinations and hyper excitability. Continue reading “Magnificent Magnesium: Are you getting enough?”

Can chiropractic care help depression and anxiety? Alternatives to the medical model of care

The old concepts of mind body dualism are not true at all. Our minds are deeply and organically linked to our bodies

Can chiropractic care help the management of depression and anxiety?

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Returning to work frogone it.

There were times that I wondered if I would ever return to work.

This week I have returned to work (my paid employment that is) after 10 weeks leave. That it has been hard is the understatement of the year to date.

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