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Addiction and Recovery I smoked my first cigarette when I was 11.  My parents both smoked.  My mother had beautiful hands and lovely nails which were always varnished light pink.  I thought she looked extremely glamorous the way she held and smoked her cigarette.  I couldn’t...

Identifying Anxiety and what it Means Day to Day Many people experience periods of anxiety when they are under stress, or going through major changes, such as moving home or jobs.  For the majority of us anxiety plays out by worrying about what may or may...

Anxiety is a normal feeling that all people experience when they're facing a threat or danger, or when they're stressed. But some of us will go on feeling anxious and upset even when the stressful event has passed. Sometimes the feelings seem to happen on...

When you're feeling anxious or stressed, the strategies listed below can help you cope. We also encourage you to do our anxiety self-test here: https://southpacificprivate.com.au/mental-health/anxiety/self-assessment/ Here are 5 ways to manage anxiety effectively: Understand the nature of anxiety: Anxiety helps us to identify and respond to danger in either...