~ Long hours risk health

Michelle Peden.

REGARDLESS of our role in life we are all vulnerable to mental health issues.

Sometimes our genetic make-up can influence our mental health.

So too can previous psychological experiences such as childhood trauma.

However, there are no surprises for guessing, the biggest contributor to mental ill health is usually workplace stress.

~ Taking the drama out of mental health - ABC Goulburn Murray - Australian Broadcasting Corporation

~ New advice blog!


Hey guys,  check out this new advice blog “it is for people who need help through situations when someone who they are very close to hurts them or if they just need advice about someone close to them. I’ll never turn you away and I’ll always answer your messages; anon or not <3”


  • 70% of people who die by suicide tell someone about it in advance, and most are not in treatment.
  • Those who have made serious attempts are at much higher risk for actually taking their lives. Between 20 and 40% of people who kill themselves have previously attempted suicide.
  • Nearly 50% of suicide victims have a positive blood alcohol level.
  • Although most depressed people are not suicidal, most suicidal people are depressed.
  • Serious depression can be manifested in obvious sadness, but often is expressed instead as a loss of pleasure or withdrawal from activities that were once enjoyable.
  • Sometimes those contemplating suicide talk as if they are saying goodbye or going away forever.


Did you know that 70% of people who commit suicide tell someone about their plans, or give warning signs? Take this questionnaire to find out if someone you know needs help.

Did anyone ask the all important question yesterday?

                                        “Are you okay?”

Tomorrow is RUOK? day!

A conversation can save a life, but can also be pretty difficult to have. So here’s some tips that might help.

Followers! What do you think of this theme?

I really like more than just one column, but I know the last one was too squishy.  Do you think the columns are far enough apart on this one?