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Most popular blogs of 2020

As 2020 comes to a close, let’s take a look at the most popular blog topics over the past 12 months that have resonated with our readers and community. If you’re concerned about your mental health, speak to a CAREinMIND professional counsellor. We’re available 24/7.


How do I know if I’m gay?

Recognising and embracing your sexuality is a natural and healthy part of your wellbeing. It is perfectly normal to identify as LGBTIQ (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans Intersex Queer / Questioning).


Why is chroming harmful?

Chroming, like many other substances of abuse, can be addictive and harmful. Here we explore the consequences of chroming and the health effects it can produce.


Is same sex attraction normal?

There are many reasons why LGBTQ+ people feel as if they can’t be true to themselves. These range from family expectations, religious or cultural beliefs or just being fearful of what people may think. If you’re concerned or confused about your feelings, this piece just might help.


What are unhealthy coping mechanisms?

Gambling, alcohol and substance abuse are major issues across areas of northern, western and central Melbourne. So why do so many people keep engaging in this behaviour if they know it’s harmful?


What is free phone counselling (and how can it help me)?

You’ve probably heard of phone counselling. But do you know how it works? We answer your questions and explain why it’s such a popular and effective form of help.


Concerned? Talk to a professional counsellor on 1300 096 269. It’s free to people in north, western and central Melbourne and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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The CAREinMIND blog is delivered by On the Line. The views in each post do not necessarily reflect those of North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network.