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Gratitude is just the beginning – Bite Back’s Mental Fitness Challenge

Gratitude is just the beginning – Bite Back’s Mental Fitness Challenge

October 16, 2018

We could all do with a little improvement in our “mental fitness.” It would help us manage those moments of anxiety and low mood, but it would also help us manage the ordinary stresses in our daily lives.

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Looking for Mental Health Help in the 21st Century

Looking for Mental Health Help in the 21st Century

September 18, 2018

This is a great video documentary about the new ways we have now to think about and to help manage our own mental health problems, or those of others.

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Tobacco and Harm Reduction

Tobacco and Harm Reduction

September 04, 2018

There’s no question about it -if you don’t feel so well, if you are feeling stressed and anxious, smoking a cigarette will make you feel better for a while. Many a soldier for whom cigarettes were supplied as part of their daily rations, will tell you so.

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Smoking and Mental Health

Smoking and Mental Health

August 21, 2018

Between 2007 and 2010 smoking rates in the general community dropped from 26% to 19%. For people with psychotic disorders the rate did not drop at all.

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Birth Trauma or just a complicated delivery?

Birth Trauma or just a complicated delivery?

August 02, 2018

The Australian Birth Trauma Association https://www.birthtrauma.org.au/ defines birth trauma as “Psychological problems arising from the circumstances of the delivery ……...or the process” of childbirth.

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