I spend much of my time at work speaking with clients about their experiences of trauma. These are often deeply personal conversations which involve vulnerability and working through what can be confronting core beliefs and experiences.
Almost everyday in the last few months there have been more and more stories about women sharing their stories about being sexually harassed or sexually assaulted.
Whilst it is important to be able to self-sooth for our emotional wellbeing, some self-soothing behaviours may be considered socially inappropriate for age or self-injurious.
Listen to Shoalhaven Psychology Principal Psychologist, Janine Lord, talk on PowerFM about the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on anxiety and mental health.
Like everyone else on the planet, I am experiencing the panic, anxiety & distress of the impacts of the Coronavirus. Life as we know it has had to change for a while.
‘Communities and individuals affected by bushfire can experience a range of thoughts, feelings and behaviours that can be intense, confusing and frightening.’
In terms of the “what now” following on from the initial shock and grief from the bushfires, what can we expect in terms of our children’s mental health?
The community and wider Australia have been wonderful in supporting each other.