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mental health


Imogen, a transwoman in her early 30s, came to me for help with what she called her “social awkwardness”. At first, she was easily irritable with me because “everyone I’ve talked to about my problem keeps telling me it’s social anxiety.” She expected that I would do the same. “I’m not anxious around people and …

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Allowing transgender young people to use their chosen names significantly reduces their risk of depression and suicide, according to a new study by the University of Texas. Researchers interviewed 129 US transgender young people aged 15 to 21, asking if they were able to use their chosen names when at school, home, work, and with …

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British singer Sam Smith has opened up about the anxiety he still feels before going on stage and how it influenced his recent decision to quit alcohol. The singer told The Sun newspaper, “I get massive anxiety. I really struggle. I was so nervous at the Grammys this year. “I thought I would be more …

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RuPaul’s Drag Race star Katya Zamolodchikova has apparently ended her hiatus from drag, after announcing in January she was taking time off from performing. The beloved star of RuPaul’s Drag Race and her own Trixie and Katya Show – with drag performer Trixie Mattel – cancelled all of her upcoming touring commitments earlier this year. …

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A new support group for LGBTIQ people in the Redlands on Brisbane’s bayside is meeting for the first time next month. Since 2000, the Bayside Initiatives Group (BIG) in Capalaba has supported mental health consumers throughout the Redlands by offering one-on-one and group peer support and providing a welcoming sanctuary where members can feel safe …

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Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt has announced an injection of more than $100 million into national youth mental health services to assist young Australians seeking help for depression and anxiety. Mr Hunt said the initiatives receiving the funding would help schools and communities support the mental health and wellbeing of Australian children and respond to …

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From today, millions of people all over the world will be growing and grooming dapper moustaches for a very good cause. Movember raises awareness and vital funds for male cancers, mental health and suicide prevention and encourages men to speak up and talk openly with each other about their health. Movember Foundation CEO Owen Sharp …

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Colton Haynes has opened up about his struggle with depression and anxiety in an important message on World Mental Health Day. The American Horror Story actor took to his Instagram on Tuesday to post a photo of himself to Instagram and wrote to his followers: “This is a photo I took of myself about a …

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