“I just wanted someone to ask if I was OK when I came back.”
For some people who are doing well, this can lead to a kind of “survivor guilt”.
As a society, we’ve come a long way in recent years when it comes to talking about mental health – but there remains so, so much more people need to learn.
The support from family and friends, as well as mental health services, is “hugely important” for people with bipolar disorder.
Unblinking optimism and shutting the door on negative feelings doesn’t make them go away; if anything, it exacerbates them.
Australians are already experiencing mental health fallout from COVID-19. A prolonged pandemic, and a second lockdown, might only make things worse.
For some people, the idea of reconnecting with the outside world may provoke other anxieties.
Positive mental health is a combination of feeling good and functioning well.
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