Resources & Info

Here are some links to posts and pages on this site that may be informative or helpful, just click the list link below or scroll down and learn a little more about each topic first and then click the heading to go to that page 🙂


Helpful Resource Links

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Here you will find a bunch of links to resources that can help you find help if you are struggling with addiction, mental health issues, grief, and I am looking to add more links to assistance with Australian social situations such as financial aid, legal aid and homelessness. This page has mostly links to information about conditions and contacts for seeking treatment. For help in a mental health crisis please click HERE instead.


Self Care

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What is self care? Why is it important? How can you implement more self care into your life? Here I have some information and tips for looking after you!


What’s The Deal With Therapy? 

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What therapy is all about? Here I discuss types of therapy, benefits of therapy, financial costs associated with therapy along with how and where to find the right therapist for you.


What to expect when you call Life Line

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Have you been reluctant to call Life Line because you didn’t know if you were ‘suicidal enough’, frightened that the police would suddenly turn up on your doorstep or just generally didn’t know what to expect? Well, I did it for you so that I could tell you all about how it really works.


De-Mystifying the Psychward 

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What is a stay on the psychiatric ward really like? What is the difference between being a voluntary patient and being held under a ‘section’? Stories about my own experiences in the psych ward as well as practical information about what you can expect when you are admitted and what rights you have.


Read this if you are having a bad day

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A reminder that you are not alone, along with some links to try and make you smile including some amusing and embarrassing stories that happened to me, some terrible jokes and some hilarious movies that are worth watching.


Mental Health Related Books & Reviews

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Here I list mental health related books and memoirs along with a couple of reviews.


Mental Health Related Movies & TV Shows

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A list of some movies and TV shows with a mental health theme or story line and a few reviews.


Awesome Mental Health Blogs

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These are some of my favourite and the most popular mental health blogs on the internet at the moment covering topics such as health and wellbeing, mental illness’s like depression, borderline personality disorder, bipolar, eating disorders. They are real experiences by real people and sometimes that feeling of ‘not being alone’ we get from reading these types of blogs is just what we need to get us through the day!


Podcasts 

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Podcasts are a great way of finding out interesting information and listening to relatable stories while multitasking. Living out bush I tend to drive long distances and Podcasts are great company, here I have listed some of my favourite Mental Health themed ones and a couple of others I love too.


The Talking To Strangers Series

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These are some links to some of my own blog posts about various deep and meaningful chats I have had with random strangers and how they have impacted my life.

 

 

Mentally Speaking!!

MentalBooks. MentalMovies. MentalLife.

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The Pensieve

It's named what it's named because it does what it does. And it does what it does because it's named what it's named!

Bittersweet turns

Deep Down Inside...

Dear M

the secrets we wish we could tell you...

2 girls, 1 gun

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Storm in a Wine Glass

I used to drink and now I don't

PsiHub

A Hub where we discuss Psychiatry and everything mental health related!

Her Patchwork Heart

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Life In The Eyes Of Lauren

Struggling with mental health, I was sat on a psych ward and inspired to start my very own blog! So here we are, welcome to life’s in the eyes of lauren where I’ll be tackling difficult topics and sharing my personal experiences, mainly focusing on mental health but also social services, the care system, living away from my biological family, school struggles and just life in general! i am writing to help poeple, if that means ive helped one person, ive achieved my goal. I hope you enjoy reading, Good Vibes Only xoxo

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