Mental Health

How to stop a panic attack

A panic attack is a sudden surge of intense anxiety, panic or fear often in response to a stressful situation. Up to five in every 100 Aussies will experience a panic attack at some point in their lives. Someone having a panic attack will experience emotional and physical symptoms.

Mental Health

Anxiety is killing us slowly

How to make optimism and hope a permanent friend in bad times and good.


How to banish the ‘beast’

If you’re feeling stressed and confused during these challenging times, you’re not alone. Psychologist Eric Goodman explains how to banish the ‘beast’.


Anxiety may worsen post lockdown

Coronavirus lockdown made many of us anxious. But for some people, returning to ‘normal’ might be scarier.


The problem with ‘together time’

Self-isolating is causing more than the obvious challenges, writes psychologist Judy Rafferty.


Why we look to carbs for solace

Gathering goods to store for lockdown is one way we try to manage anxiety. But why do we seek out certain foods, and should we give in to cravings?


Kit could help people with dementia

Researchers believe they may have the key to helping people with dementia when they need to be hospitalised.


Desperately seeking help

Ron asks psychologist Dr Emmanuella how he can help his wife and keep his sanity.


Tips for the anxious traveller

Travelling, whether locally or overseas, can be one of the most rewarding experiences in life. However, for many people, going outside their comfort zone can cause feelings of anxiety.


How to cope when a loved one dies

Losing a loved one and re-entering your world as a single can be an anxious and confronting time. Psychologist Dr Eric Goodman advises how to overcome social anxiety.


‘What am I not being told?’

Kerry is feeling increasingly shut out of important discussions. She has asked clinical psychologist and new YourLifeChoices regular Dr Emmanuella Murray for advice on how to tackle the problem.


Are mental health apps the new fix?

Stay calm and take a deep breath. Here are four mental health apps that could help you through periods of stress or anxiety.

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