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CAREinMIND wellbeing blog

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Coping with separation later in life

The end of a relationship is almost always a difficult and painful period. Underlying the negative feelings of relationship coming to an end is the fact that a divorce or separation is at its heart a loss.

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Age and depression

While it’s true that a high proportion of elderly people experience depression for a variety of reasons, depression itself is not a natural part of ageing.

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What’s the difference between loneliness and social isolation?

Contrary to popular belief, loneliness and social isolation are not one and the same. The way in which they are experienced varies considerably among individuals.

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Recognising when anger is a problem

Anger is a normal and natural response to a stressful or threatening situation. Everyone gets angry from time to time and for most people, it’s a temporary feeling. However, anger can become a problem when it happens often enough to affect daily life.

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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).

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Worried about someone’s drug use?

Drug and alcohol consumption is widespread across Australian society. So when should you be worried about someone’s recreational drug use?

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YES – Your Experience of Service

The Australian Government Department of Health is running a customer survey trial to help identify how health services are assisting people in the community.

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Is depression affecting your relationship?

Disorders like depression and anxiety are more prevalent than you thought. In fact, one in five Australians experience a mental health condition each year. Unsurprisingly, depression is often a factor in relationship difficulties.

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Transitioning to civilian life after service

ANZAC Day is a time to pay our respects to those who have or continue to serve, but also to remember those who may still be struggling long after they’ve discharged.

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Mental health and living with a chronic illness

People living with a chronic illness are more likely to have a diagnosable mental health condition like depression or anxiety.