Still on your L’s? Don’t sweat it!

Words by Kirra, 20 VIC There are many reasons I could give as to why, at 20 years old, I still haven’t got my driver’s licence. I could blame it on the fact that I live out of home and don’t have a car or tell you that I haven’t been able to go driving…

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Change and anxiety in the time of COVID.

Words by Lydia, 18 VIC Post-high school fear has knocked my friends around and left them floundering. Even through our last school year – a long plague of fear and ever-changing plans – my simple questions were not met with tears as often as they are now. I’m considering bringing tissues to small talk, just…

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Hope from a golden moment

Words by Anjelica, 20 NSW This article contains themes of anxiety, depression and mental health which may be difficult to read or triggering to some readers. Readers in need can seek support from the following services or visit our Creating a Safe Space page to see a full list of support services. 1800RESPECT – 1800…

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This Was Fun

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Words by Sarah, 29 VIC, You can find more of her poetry on Instagram @sharperpoetry One minute, I’m laughing over breakfast, the next, the floor is swallowing me whole. There’s a ringing in my ears that starts as a whisper, calling me somewhere I’ve been before; somewhere that grabs hold of my limbs and doesn’t…

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Imagined, Real

Imagined Real Anxiety | WhyNot

Words by Lydia, VIC I wrote Imagined, Real during the week before exams to show how my anxiety manifests itself. I wanted to describe the physical symptoms and suffocating feelings it brings and how helpless it can make me feel. It’s so hard to explain to people what it’s like to be anxious and how…

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Young People Shouldn’t Suffer in Silence Anymore

Young People | Anxiety | Mental Health

Learning that 1 in 4 young people admits to experiencing a mental health condition is horrible to hear.  I believe that there would be many more that either haven’t realised their struggles are due to a mental health condition, or are too scared/ashamed/embarrassed to admit their struggles. How can one ‘not know’ they are suffering?…

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