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Dissociation and coping with trauma :Reports from the Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse reminds us of the devastating impact that early abuse has on mental health.

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Self-Compassion is not self-pity. By Dr. Kristin Neff

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Books To Nurture Your Creative Mind

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Data on depression suggest possibility of personalized treatments: By Bill Hathaway

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Teenage Suicide Attempts Fall In The US After Same-Sex Marriage Is Legalized: By Josh Davis

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Miscarriage In Australia Is Far More Common Than You May Think And we need to talk about it. By Emma Brancatisano

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My Grandmothers Lingo: This Interactive animations will let you speak one of the worlds oldest languages.To celebrate International Mother Language Day please check out the Walkley Award-winning, voice-activated, and interactive animation that tells the story of a young Aboriginal woman fighting to save her language

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Music : J.S. Bach - The six cello suites - Pau Casals, 1936/39

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What Happens When You Rebel Against the Herd: By Sofo Archon

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Hallucinations Are Far More Common Than We've Been Led to Believe, Study Suggests If you've experienced hallucinations, you're not alone: By Fiona Mackdonald

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What makes something "Kafkaesque"? - Noah Tavlin

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'Hit by freezing water': People describe exactly what their mental illness feels like 'When I have a bad anxiety attack it feels like I’m drowning' Kashmira Gander

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20 Diversion Tactics Highly Manipulative Narcissists, Sociopaths And Psychopaths Use To Silence You Shahida Arabi

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Black Mental Health Isn't the Same as White Mental Health

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How does our brain process fear? Study investigates: By Ana Sandoiu

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3 Mindful Ways to Transform Negative Thoughts Recognizing our thoughts and where they're taking us is the first step to changing our relationship to them. By Elisha Goldstein

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Where Does Compassion Really Come From?

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8 Ways People Recover From Post Childhood Adversity Syndrome By Donna Jackson Nakazawa

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Dr. Dan Siegel - On Recreating Our Past In the Present

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Dreaming Is Play: A New Theory of Dream Psychology New research suggests dreaming is best defined as imaginative play in sleep. By Kelly Bulkeley

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Music : Golden Heart - Indie/Folk/Alternative/Other, 2017

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Depression Classic Daphne Merkin’s alarmingly powerful memoir, ‘This Close to Happy,’ delves into the childhood wreckage and adult emptiness of ‘the process of depression’ By Adam Kirsch

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Kintsugi - Golden (kin) Joinery (sugi) is the remarkable Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with elegance and grace - a tradition with a lot to teach us more generally about how to handle the broken bits of ourselves.

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The Darkest Truth About Love : It can be coming to terms with life's realities that offers us the best coping skills.Unrealistic expectations are often fuel for unnecessary disappointment in self and others. Strive for your greatest potential and focus on your dreams but continue to ask for support when needed, adapt to change when required and be kind to yourself and others in the process of becoming the best that you can be.

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Music: Lance's Dark Mood Party Mix Vol 35

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How Trauma and Resilience Cross Generations. By Rachel Yehuda

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Growing the Good : Art Therapy Activity

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The Gnomist

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What to Do When Your Life Has Gotten Messy. Coping with the things you can and can't control : By Susan Krauss Whitbourne

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Is There a Bully in Your Life? Experts offer advice about the best way to deal with a bully. By F. Diane Barth

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The Difference Between “Being” and “Doing” How our goal-setting mind causes us to fixate on one track, and how we can become more responsive to the richness and complexity that each moment presents. By Zindel Segal

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How To Stay Grounded & Present. By Lisa Ferentz

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Nine Historic Photos of Badass Women Being AWESOME

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Music : The Most Beautiful Soundtracks (No. 11)

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Why the housing shortage exacerbates scabies in Indigenous communities: By Simon Quilty - Australia is often refereed to as the "Lucky Country" and I certainly wouldn't want to be living anywhere else. But it would seem that some of us are "Luckier" than others. Many of our indigenous peoples continue to struggle as a result of privileged white mans residency (including myself) and drastic change needs to occur now.

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You Don’t Get to Choose Your Trauma Symptoms.Odelya Gertel Kraybill from Expressive Trauma Integration (ETI)

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Why Some People Are Never on Time : Who's in charge? It may not be the person who set the meeting time.

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Sculpting Geometric

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School refusers: Kids who can't go to school. For eight percent of students, mental illness makes attending school impractical. What can be done? By Michael Mackenzi

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Tamil-Canadian group tackles shame and stigma around childhood sexual abuse ‘Abuse Never Become Us’ (ANBU) was founded by two survivors of sexual abuse to help others break their silence: By Kate McGillivray,

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The Three Main Parts Of Your Brain by Dr. Russ Harris

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Kintsugi: The Art of Embracing Damage

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Domestic Violence or Conflict? domestic-violence-help How to recognise the difference between Domestic Violence and conflict so we can protect our children. By Anita Bentata

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Music: The Danish Girl Complete Soundtrack OST by Alexandre Desplat

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How to Fight Stress with Empathy Psychologist Arthur Ciaramicoli argues that empathic listening may be the key to reducing stress in our lives: By Arthur Ciaramicoli

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The Shivers and You What do the shivers say about your personality? “Skin Orgasm” might be a great name for a punk band or a body lotion, but it’s also another term for goosebumps.

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