3 Reasons you must seek help for mental health

Seeking help for mental health reasons is not something that anyone wants to do. It feels like failure in a way, not being able to deal with a situation that to you, may seem silly. The thing about psychology is, you may not be able to help your reaction (more on that below). You can, however help the way in […]

3 Tips to avoid location disappointment

The disappointment of an unexpected outcome is running very close to home this month. Which is sad to admit, but also not a feeling that isn’t felt by everyone at some point. The official name is outcome-related disappointment and it is one of the most frequently experienced emotions following failure in people’s lives. The term is liked more specifically to […]

6 signs of PTSD and will I get it?

PTSD or post traumatic stress disorder, is a condition that affects those who have experienced traumatic events in their lives. You often think of emergency services personnel, but it can affect anyone from victims of sexual abuse to car accidents and natural disasters. People suffering from PTSD can often see the story of a memory as a very intense feeling. […]

Being the ‘new guy’ is not just about resilience

Being the new guy sucks. Moving states knowing you’re going to be the new one also sucks. And yes, it is what you make of it. It can be turned into a grand ol’ adventure, discovering all those places you never have before. But let’s be honest for a second here. Having to up and move your whole family to […]

The Missing Family Support in Defence life

It is no secret, defence life is tough on families. There are some vital parts missing for family support in defence. You ask anyone what their experience had been and I’ll guarantee you will get a huge range of answers. From good to not so good. But it’s the average responses that require more attention. As a family in defence […]

Defence Mental Health is Worthy of More

Defence mental health is a serious issue that needs to be advocated for. When I say defence, I mean a collective; the member, the support people and the families, especially the families. Mental illness in general includes a whole range of conditions that affect mood, thinking and behaviour. It’s not limited by your age, weight, job or rank. It affects […]