Discontinued Barty Coffee, Kit's & Inventory SALE up to 75% OFF 🚀



News — mental health

Drugs and Mental Illness

Posted by Erin Fischer on

Following on from last weeks article we will be looking at drug use and mental illness and whether drugs can cause mental illness, contribute to mental illness and why some people may be genetically vulnerable to drug induced psychosis.

There are various reasons why people use drugs: to have a good time and relax, to get that high that nothing else can give them, their friends are using them and they decide to try them, to self medicate and sometimes just because they can. 

Read more →


What Does High Functioning Mental Illness Look Like?

Posted by Erin Fischer on

We’re slowly releasing more Mental Health Profiles and the aim of this series is to show people that there is no one size fits all approach to having a mental illness. Most recently we have had two profiles looking at people who experience what they considered high functioning mental illness and because of that they felt that they couldn’t get help.

Mental illnesses are on a spectrum on one end you have people who suffer with them but require minimal treatment or intervention in the middle you have people who will require ongoing treatment and interventions and on the other end you have people who will require major interventions and treatment (including hospitalisation). You can slide on the spectrum depending on various circumstances which is all apart of life.

Read more →


Mental Health Profile: Georgia

Posted by Erin Fischer on

We're slowly working on increasing our mental health content here at Barty Single Origin and with that comes more Mental Health Profiles. 

Today I am pleased to introduce Georgia. Georgia is someone who is always down to watch a musical, knit or crochet, nerd out about Harry Potter or just hang out and drink tea and eating chocolate. She works in a nursing home as an OT and jokes that she relates more to old people than people her own age. 

Read more →


Alcohol and Mental Health

Posted by Erin Fischer on

It seems like everything can have an impact on your mental health so over the coming weeks we are going to look at various factors that can have an impact on your mental health including drugs, sleep, diet, gut health and exercise. To start we we will be starting with alcohol, this follows on from last week's post looking at whether drinking has increased due to the pandemic. 

It is currently estimated that in 2020 approximately 66.4% of the adult population drink alcohol in an average 4 weeks. This is actually dropping from 73.5% in 2006 and 68.2% in 2015. Despite this alcohol is the most common drug treated in AOD (alcohol and other drugs) treatment centers. With 1 in 5 adults dealing with a mental illness there is bound to be some overlap with people drinking to manage their mental illness. 

Read more →


Chronic Health Conditions and Mental Health

Posted by Erin Fischer on

A lot of things can impact your mental health but a big one is chronic health conditions. A Chronic health condition is anything that can be defined as lasting over a year and requires ongoing treatment and/or limits your daily activities. Examples of chronic health conditions include things like diabetes, mental illness, consistent pain, skin conditions like eczema, asthma, and allergies. It is estimated that half of all Australians have at least one chronic health condition with many having multiple (the chances of which increase as people age).

Read more →