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Why is self-harm so difficult to talk about?

Self-harm is when you deliberately cause pain, injury or damage to yourself. It is often seen as a way to deal with strong emotional distress. So why do so many people find it difficult to talk about?

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6 common things people affected by suicide go through

Have you been affected by suicide? How long those strong feelings last is not a reflection of how much you loved the person who died. You will never forget them — but you are allowed to move on.

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How can story telling help your mental health?

People have been telling stories for thousands of years. But why do we love stories? What is it about them that makes them so popular?

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What is schizophrenia?

How much of what you know about schizophrenia is really true?

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The mental health benefits of exercise

People who exercise regularly know that it does a lot more than just help you lose weight.

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How can I manage work stress?

When it comes to our mental health, an area that many of us might not pay enough attention to is, ironically, the one place where we tend to spend most of our time.

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The effects of alcohol

Most people like a social drink, be it while hanging out with mates at the pub, attending a barbeque, watching the footy, attending a celebration, or just about any other imaginable occasion. While a drink or two can help you unwind, too much can harm your health and hurt your relationships.

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What is depression?

Depression: we’ve all heard of it, most of us know someone experiencing it, and many of us are going through it. But do you know if you’re living with depression?

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How does phone counselling work?

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.

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How to get the conversation started on R U OK day 2018

R U OK day is on Thursday, September 13. See what you can do to get the conversation started and help reduce the suicide rate.