Fame and Mental Illness

There seems to be some correlation between fame and mental illness. There seems to be a particularly strong link between madness and genius. Famous people who have been said to have experienced psychosis include Poet William Blake, Artist Vincent Van Gogh, Novelist Zelda Fitzgerald, Eduard Einstein son of Albert Einstein, Nobel Prize Winner John Nash, […]

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November 16, 2019

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Unicorny

A clown and a comedian walk into an asylum… What is the role of humour in improving mental health? When severely depressed it’s hard to laugh at anything but if you can, it can really get those positive brain chemicals flowing. These chemicals include serotonin and dopamine which are the targets of a lot of […]

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April 18, 2019

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Australia Day and Mental Health

How does Australia Day relate to your mental health? For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, ‘Invasion Day’/ ‘Survival Day’ represents the start of constant intergenerational trauma. Perhaps because of this, for some Australians it also represents the guilt of privilege. For me, Australia Day reminds me of many teenage years enjoying music festivals in the […]

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January 26, 2019

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On my way

I couldn’t sleep for 2 days. That’s one of my earring warning signs that things are out of balance. I took some meds to settle things down as a PRN. I felt strange. Depressed, manic and a feeling that the world was a bit out of place. I felt like my illness was harming my […]

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August 9, 2018

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I had no Joyce but to cheat

Bruce Springsteen has spent his entire career advocating for the working-class white man. Nobody understands the blue collar life like the Boss. Even he has never used the term ‘white victim’. Barnaby Joyce grew up on a farm. He is a self-made man. When he talks about farming we should listen because he knows that […]

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August 9, 2018

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