Food to help your Mood

Debbi Carberry Depression, Men, Mental Health, Teens, Women

What we eat plays an important role in how we feel. Deficiencies in some essential vitamins and minerals can lead to mental health issues. Though we have an abundance of food the fruits and vegetables grown decades ago were much richer in vitamins and minerals than the varieties we are eating today and this is due to soil depletion. The ...

Signs of Teen Depression

Debbi Carberry Children, Parenting, Teens

I get a lot of calls from parents asking me if they should be worried about their teen’s mood swings and general rebelliousness, and they want to know if this is a sign of teen depression. Many teens experience a wide range of emotions as they navigate puberty and adolescence.  Emotions can change from day to day or even hour to ...

Alcohol Teens and underage drinking

Debbi Carberry Parenting, Teens

In November each year young people from all over Australia mark the end of their high school years with celebration and a ‘rite of passage’ that is centred around underage and excessive drinking. Over 70 per cent of male school leavers and 60 per cent of females report getting drunk on most or all days or nights of their schoolies ...

Teenage Self Harming

Debbi Carberry Parenting, Teens

What is Deliberate Self Harm?Teenage self harming  – is a deliberate, non-life threatening injury inflicted by a young person (generally during teen years – though it can occur before or after this time) on their own body.  It is not usually an indication of the intention to end their own lives. There are a number of different ways young people ...

Selfies and mental health

Debbi Carberry Social Media, Teens

70 % of Adolescent Girls Don’t like the Way They LookThe word selfie has only been round for a short time but has become such a popular concept that the Oxford Dictionary named it word of the year in 2013!!! The time of teenage girls sitting at home on the landline chatting with friends for hours is gone – now ...