Managing Anxiety & Stress during the COVID-19 pandemic

The majority of this article was written by the Centre for Disease Control & Prevention in the USA (CDC). Links and phone numbers have been adapted for Australia, and some information has been changed to adapt to Australian circumstances. Stress and Coping The outbreak of COronaVIrus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) will be stressful for most people.…

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Sydney Morning Herald article addressing suicide – Bourdain, Spade: questions remain, but this much is certain

Published 10 June, 2018 – https://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/health-and-wellness/bourdain-spade-questions-remain-but-this-much-is-certain-20180610-p4zkld.html#comments In the last week we’ve witnessed the deaths by suicide of two high-profile figures – Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. Both seemed to have the world at their feet – loved, supported, sought-after, wealthy and admired. Both deaths came as a complete shock to those who knew them best.…

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Man Up: inspired genius or half-baked celebrity expertise?

Man Up is a three-part ABC documentary exploring whether the stereotype of the emotionally-stunted, stoic Aussie man is contributing to our high rate of male suicide. It’s done from the perspective of a quintessential Aussie bloke – Gus Worland – one of three male co-hosts on the Grill Team, a Sydney morning radio show that’s…

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Celebrities and politicians tell us their deepest, darkest secrets. Why?

Public figures sharing private information is the norm nowadays. Our thirst for information, combined with the wonders of the internet and lax approaches to privacy, is creating a perfect storm. News outlets, websites and social media swim with self-disclosure. Politicians share their private lives; celebrities explain their indiscretions; athletes appeal for understanding – while we…

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