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Friday 2 September 2016
Arts Books

lip lit: so sad today

Kaylia Payne
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So Sad Today is a book of personal essays by Melissa Broder, detailing her struggles with addiction, anxiety, panic disorder, relationships and an overwhelming fear of death. The book originated from an anonymous Twitter account of the same name in 2012, tweeting about the human condition in catchy one-sentence bites that were in equal parts…
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Friday 10 October 2014
Featured Health

mental illness and compounded effects of marginalisation

Natalia Verne
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DISCLAIMER: This article is written only from my own experiences and is not meant to represent other people’s experiences of ableism, transmisogyny, sexual assault, or other experiences. Trigger Warnings: Rape, sexual assault.   A lot of people look up to people who appear to be struggling with life, as if they are inspirational in some…
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Wednesday 8 October 2014
Featured Health

mental health week: a reminder that mental health is a complex issue for many of us

Bridget Conway
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I’m incredibly proud that addressing mental health issues with programs such as this week’s Mental Health Week in support of World Mental Health Day, and ABC’S Mental As, a week of TV, radio, and online programming dedicated to dismantling the stigmas surrounding mental health, has now become an everyday norm. It’s very difficult now to…
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Monday 12 August 2013
Featured Health News

urban women more likely to suffer post-partum depression

Heidi La Paglia
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According to new health studies from Canada, women living in urban areas are more like than those living in rural areas to suffer postpartum depression after giving birth. According to a study by A. Harding, ‘just over nine percent of women living in cities of 500,000 people or more had postpartum depression, versus six percent…
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Saturday 25 May 2013
Art Arts

breaking down barriers: ‘this place is yours’ at vivid sydney

Gemma Nourse
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‘I remember it really clearly,’ says Seraphina Reynolds, creator of the new online writing project This Place Is Yours. ‘One night I sat down in my writing chair, and it just kind of poured out of me. It was just something that clearly I needed to do.’ A book has emerged from this project, and…
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Monday 24 September 2012
Featured Opinion

not such a teenage dream: are the kids really alright?

lip magazine
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Just the other day, I was driving along listening to Triple J when the news came on. Ordinarily I’d switch stations as I’m always up to date with current affairs. However, I was eagerly anticipating a new Sarah Blasko song after the news, so I left it on. One particular story really struck a chord…
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Thursday 5 July 2012
Featured Opinion

it’s okay to ask for help

Kaylia Payne
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If I have learned anything over the last few months, it’s that asking for help is hard. For me, it’s akin to admitting failure. I don’t mind so much if it’s a little thing, like please open this can for me because I have scrawny little arms and no patience. But when it comes to…
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Thursday 1 March 2012
Culture

mental health : a how-to guide

lip magazine
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As women and young people, we are constantly being reminded of how we should look after ourselves, how we should be presentable in public, eat the right food and get plenty of exercise… But what we don’t get taught how to do, something that is still rather hush-hush even with all of the advances in…
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Wednesday 7 September 2011
Featured Get Involved

pucker up, ladies: it’s liptember!

Josephine Mandarano
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Paint that smile and pucker up – the word on every woman’s lips this month is ‘Liptember’. Liptember is a yearly, month-long campaign running from the 1st to the 30th of September. Just like the ever-popular November campaign, Movember, which aims to raise funds and awareness for the two biggest health issues faced by men—prostate…
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Wednesday 16 February 2011
Featured Opinion

i have depression.

lip magazine
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I have depression. This does not mean that I am weak. This does not mean that I am an attention-seeker. This does not mean that I am not capable of normal functioning. This is not an easy thing to disclose when it should be. I’m not writing about it because I need to talk. I’m…
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Wednesday 9 February 2011
Culture Featured Opinion

love out loud: misery loves co.

Dunja Kay
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For all the stigmas associated with it in the real world, depression and its subsidiaries manage to carry with them a bit of glamour in certain domains of life. Of course, we all know about the tortured but brilliant artistes, but right alongside that little gem of an inaccurate stereotype is that of the tragic…
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Wednesday 8 December 2010
Culture Featured Opinion

Odd girl out

Rebecca Howden
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Whenever I tell people now that I didn’t have the best time at high school, they make a weird sort of face and say, ‘What was so bad about it?’ They dismiss my painful memories as melodrama; they don’t believe for a second that life was really as bad as I say. Someone even said…
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