Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms, Causes and Effects
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is brought on by witnessing a terrifying, usually life-threatening, event. Severe anxiety, flashbacks, uncontrollable thoughts and nightmares are common symptoms of the illness. These symptoms can worsen and last for years, so it is best to seek treatment for PTSD as soon as possible.
A new, free, not-for-profit counselling service for people in Northern Tasmania who have experienced complex early childhood trauma and sexual assault, as well as those people who care for and support them.
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Break O'Day Mental Health Services Directory
Mental Health Service Provision Directory for Break O’Day Region only that lists service providers and referral pathways (updated quarterly).
View or download the pdf here.
Seasonal Affective Disorder and Sleep Disorders
It’s normal to feel a little blue during the winter, when the days are short and the weather is cold.
Find Help Tas
A comprehensive list of Tasmania's social services.
Visit the website at findhelptas.com.au
What to Do After a Mental Health Hospitalization: A Parent’s Guide
Immediate stabilization for a mental health crisis is an important step in recovery from acute symptoms, but without ongoing care rehospitalization is likely.
@ReachOut_Aus is a one-stop-shop that helps connect young people to help when they need it most
Visit the website at au.reachout.com
Volunteering opportunities and Training Workshops. Click on link to find out more
Bipolar Disorder (Manic Depressive Illness or Manic Depression)
Is It ADHD or Bipolar Disorder?
Diagnosing children who may have bipolar disorder can be very difficult because there is symptom overlap with ADHD
The Veteran’s Guide to Creating a Peaceful At-Home Atmosphere After Returning Home
Whether you’ve spent years on a military base or a month in a combat zone, re-entering civilian society after serving in the armed forces is never easy.
How to Persuade Your Loved One to Seek Professional Help
Research has shown that mental illness tends to disrupt people’s lives even more than physical conditions, said Dr. Mark S. Komrad, MD, a psychiatrist and author of the excellent book.
The Power Of Art Therapy For Healing Mental Illness
Few things in life have the power to stir our emotions and evoke compelling responses in the way art does. In all of its various forms, art is a powerful tool for expression.