The Mental Health Crisis is Real (& Why my Daughter is my Hero)

A really important piece I wrote for World Mental Health Day and an incredibly personal piece, so very close to my heart. It’s a mission of mine to make the world a better and more accepting place, because at any time, we or a loved one can struggle. https://elejrnl.com?p=3101335

R U Ok? It’s more than just a question on this one day

Tomorrow is R U Ok day in Australia. A day that symbolises the importance of wellbeing and mental health with the premise that everyone checks in with those in their life, to see if they are OK. It’s a nice thought but in all honesty that is all it is, because the reality is weContinue reading “R U Ok? It’s more than just a question on this one day”

The Forgotten Pandemic- The Decline of Mental Health

“Just because nobody else can heal or do your inner work for you, doesn’t mean you can, should, or need to do it alone” Today I want to write something close to my heart a) because I have suffered b) I have loved one’s who have suffered c) there’s still a huge stigma and lackContinue reading “The Forgotten Pandemic- The Decline of Mental Health”

Lies, Rug-Sweeping and Denial- The Unhealthy Coping Mechanisms of Negative Emotions

I was asked to write a piece on rug sweeping and lies. The lies people tell themselves and others. The avoidance of the truth that happens when there is shame, fear and pain. Rug sweeping happens when we don’t want to deal with the reality of a situation. Maybe we fear hurting someone we careContinue reading “Lies, Rug-Sweeping and Denial- The Unhealthy Coping Mechanisms of Negative Emotions”