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Physical Symptoms of Mental Illness

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When we think of mental illnesses, we think of something that we can’t see and is just located in the brain, and this isn’t always true. For many people their mental illness can manifest physically at times. Over the past few weeks, we have looked at how external factors can impact our mental health but what about our mental health impacting our physical health?

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Mental Health and Fitness Wearables & How Can They Help Track Our Mental Health?

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Fitness trackers are wearable devices or computer applications that record a person’s daily physical activity and capture data relating to fitness or health, such as the number of calories burned, heart rate, steps taken etc. These devices aren’t anything new and have been around for many years. There are many reasons for wearing or purchasing smartwatches to track fitness; however, what if your watch could use this data to track and assist with your Mental Health? 

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Video Games and Mental Health

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For many of us growing up video games were something we played on the regular they allowed us to get competitive and provided us with an escape. From handheld gaming consoles like Gameboys, Nintendo DSs and now the Switch to consoles like PlayStation, Xbox and the Wii. Video games have been apart of our lives both in the past, present and will continue to be in the future. This doesn’t include computer games such as Neopets, Club Penguin, Minecraft and Fortnight or phone apps – remember the Pokémon Go obsession? All of which have fluctuated in popularity over the years.

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Would You Try Magic Mushrooms or Another Psychedelic to Treat Your Mental Illness?

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Imagine this you are in the doctor’s office wanting treatment for your mental illness and they suggest that there’s this new treatment on the market that’s showing great response and doesn’t require you taking a pill once a day. You’re curious about it and it’s then that they mention it’s it called psilocybin or magic mushrooms, you give it a go and to your surprise it works. While this may seem, farfetched this could be a reality in the not to distance future. With the Australian government recently investing $15 million in grants to research this.

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Stress and Mental Health

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It’s the season for stress, ask anyone and they will be stressed about something whether that is work, family stuff or general end of year stuff they will be stressed in some area of their life. But what is stress? Is it the same as anxiety? And how can we prevent it?

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