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Alessandro's headspace story

Alessandro's tells his story of managing depression and how headspace helped him - turning "what's wrong' to "what can we do.."

  • Author: headspace
  • Upload Date: 2016-07-04

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What defines beauty + my story

It's a word we use almost every day to compare ourselves to others, judge others and to make a choice over which product to try based on its better-looking packaging. However, not one of us knows exactly what 'beauty' or 'being beautiful' is. Why then do we aim to be something we do not know?

Body Image has a top concern for young people today, but is also one that has been virtually ignored by the media and fashion industry that has created a world obsessed with the ideology of beauty.

Photo shopped images of tall, stick thin but yet curvy models has given society a warped indication of beauty with various unhealthy diets to lose weight and obtain the virtually impossible airbrushed look. Excessive behaviour leading to illnesses such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa has been strongly related to the pressure to look perfect.

This has led to a beauty fascist society where those who look 'different' and 'uglier' than the norm are subject to discrimination and social stigma. Yet the people with physical disabilities and/or disfigurements seem to be those who are mentally, the strongest and most comfortable in their own skin, Joanne Hutchins for example, accomplished writer and ambassador for Don't DIS my ABILITY. With so much prejudice against their appearance, they admirably still manage to live life to its fullest, enjoy a healthy mind and feel beautiful.

After previously struggling with my own body related self-esteem issues, including an attempt to starve myself, I understand what it feels like to feel body-conscious. Here are a few tips to help you treasure yourself with a healthier body and mind:

Read the rest if this inspiring blog here

  • Author: Lily
  • Upload Date: 2013-06-26

Written by Lily


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5 Responses to “Anxiety, Depression & Stress”

  1. danny says:

    is there any food groups that r beneficial 2 u if u suffer depression?r there food groups 2 avoid?im on 60mlavanza taken nightly.sure I sleep ok.but am tortured all day with depression!by 40clock each day the depression lifts then by 8oclk I take my avanza&the whole thing starts again.what can I do 2 hold depression of a day????????im goin crazy

    • Wendy Kennedy says:

      Firstly, see your doctor (which no doubt you have done) but ask whether a higher dose would work. Secondly ask your doctor whether taking the medication at a different time would assist, depending upon your lifestyle.
      Exercise/dancing lifts moods dramatically with or without medication for most people.
      Be with people and discuss how you are feeling – harder to do if this happens when you are supposed to be sleeping of course.
      My guess is that the level of meds is incorrect.

  2. Jennifer says:

    just wont to smile again

  3. Kieran says:

    My mum says I am the happiest person she knows but when i completed a survey about depression in school (I am 15) I came up as concerning, we talked through it she said i was just sad but a few days later i got really depressed and i did not want to talk to anyone for most of the day. I felt that because i destroyed my friendship with my best friend i had no one left to hang out with so i kept telling everyone to f off but then once i calmed down i felt so bad for telling people to f off i locked myself in my room and got even more depressed than before. I lately have had other violently depressed moments. what should i do?

    • TINO Crew says:

      Hey Kieran, sorry to hear you are having a tough time, it is really hard when we fall out with great friends. Great you are recognising though that things aren’t quite as they should be for how you are feeling. Have you heard of headspace? Maybe drop then a line and have a chat, they have trained counsellors who can help you work through things. You can find our more at http://www.headspace.org.au

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