Posts Tagged“beyond blue”

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We’re back! And we’re so excited, in fact, that this episode is one trillion years long! You can listen to this until you literally perish in the inevitable heat death of the universe!

This month, we’re angry. We’re angry about Stephen Fry and his failure to engage in intersectionality; we’re angry about the worthlessness of awareness raising via Guy Pearce’s campaign with Beyond Blue; we’re angry about all the times Erin sang in this episode. We also talked about being in a relationship with another person with a mental illness, about talking to our pets, about Anna’s fear of failure, and about Justin Timberlake.

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** correction (25/4/16): six people per day die by suicide in Australia, on average [source]

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Things we talked about

Stephen Fry says rape victims should ‘grow up’ (SMH)

Stephen Fry is not a mental illness ally (Anna’s blog)

beyondblue campaign raises awareness of anxiety as one in five believe people with anxiety ‘put it on’ to avoid uncomfortable situations

Helen Razer’s bit about Guy Pearce (Crikey)

Erin cheating on us with the Curvy Yoga podcast

Anna’s manifesto for a metaphorical death (spoken word, 2:00)

If you are interested in enjoying a romantic tryst with Erin, contact her at @erinaree

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In Episode 4, we talked about mental health and the workplace. This came off the back of this very lovely comment from Scott Morrison:

We talked at some length (sorry) about what it can be like to have a mental health issue and a job, why “getting a job” is the wrong focus, and what the government should really be doing in order to support people through their employment, not just the “get a job” bit.

We also talked about how to be assertive at work, how to find motivation for extracurricular activity when your brain isn’t on board, Anna’s dog’s eye, and stuff we’ve been worrying about this month.

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Things to read

Anna’s bit on The Guardian about mental health and work

Parts of Anna’s interview with headspace CEO Chris Tanti

Scott Morrison telling young people that welfare is not like “IKEA” because that’s what young people like

Some of the Twitter backlash to ScoMo’s comments (Pedestrian)

Other stuff we talked about:

Anna’s Patreon page

Pituitary tumours

Disney’s The Lion King, the musical

Turns out we have the motivation to record not one but two episodes of this podcast!

This month we talked about the Geelong Football Club, and the support they’ve shown to player Mitch Clark, who has depression. We also looked at some cool stuff Anna found on the internet, how to interpret emojis, mental health support in schools and things that might seem easy but sometimes aren’t.

Warning: this episode runs to an hour and 25 minutes. Sorry. We just had lots to say.

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Stuff we mentioned

Cats Rally Around Clark

Mindmatters – a resource from Beyond Blue for parents and teachers, to help them support their teens

Mind the Bump – an app for pre- and post-natal mums

PixelThoughts.co

A text Anna sent to her mum:

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