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Category - Mental Health & Wellbeing

The Sliding Scale of Mental Health

The Sliding Scale of Mental Health

Words by Ari, 27 VIC Illustration by Aileen, You can find more of her work on Instagram @aileenetc Mental wellness exists on a spectrum, not an all-or-nothing dichotomy of ‘ill’ or ‘healthy’. At the moment I’m...

This was fun image

This Was Fun

Words by Sarah, 29 VIC, You can find more of her poetry on Instagram @sharperpoetry Illustration by Aileen, You can find more of her work on Instagram @aileenetc One minute, I’m laughing over breakfast, the...

Imagined Real Anxiety | WhyNot

Imagined, Real

Words by Lydia, VIC Illustration by Aileen, You can find more of her work on Instagram @aileenetc I wrote Imagined, Real during the week before exams to show how my anxiety manifests itself. I wanted to...

Reflections Next Victim | WhyNot

Reflections Next Victim

Words by Rebecca, 18 VICIllustration by Aileen You can find more of her work on Instagram @cartoonsforsanity and @aileenetc I wrote this poem two years ago during my teenage years, before recently coming...

When I Die Next

When I Die Next

This article contains themes about sexual assault and violence which may be difficult to read or triggering to some readers. Readers in need can seek support from the following services.1800RESPECT – 1800 737...

Politician Testing

Politician Testing

Words by Jono, 27 VIC Illustration by Aileen, You can find more of her work on Instagram @cartoonsforsanity and @aileenetc   I wrote this article out of sheer frustration when I learned that the NSW Government...

Self-Help Books Are Anything but Helpful

Words by Justine, 19 QLD Many young people are suffering from mental illness these days, especially anxiety and depression. It’s hard being a young person in a world with so much developing technology and a world where...

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