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What is mental health

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It’s an expression we use every day, so it might surprise you that the term ‘mental health’ is frequently misunderstood.

‘Mental health’ is often used as a substitute for mental health conditions – such as depressionanxiety conditions, schizophrenia, and others.

According to the World Health Organization, however, mental health is “a state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.”

So rather than being about ‘what’s the problem?’ it’s really about ‘what’s going well?’

Address of the bookmark: https://www.beyondblue.org.au/the-facts/what-is-mental-health

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Probe into controversial plan to open up Tasmanian National Parks to private development

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The Tasmanian Liberal Government’s plan to open up the state’s World Heritage Area and national parks to more tourism developments has been contentious from day one — now, it has attracted the attention of the auditor-general.

Rod Whitehead has decided to investigate the controversial Expression of Interest (EOI) process, which conservationists have long argued lacks transparency and proper scrutiny.

Address of the bookmark: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-10-13/plan-to-open-up-world-heritage-areas-to-tourism-for-audit/115…

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Mr Trump has not endorsed that invasion.

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Mr Trump has not endorsed that invasion. But by pulling out US forces, he has abandoned the Kurds to face it alone.

That is an abrupt reversal of US policy in the region — and people at the highest levels of Mr Trump’s own administration…

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Honey bees perform better at a maths task with the right training

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Honey bees are living proof that bigger doesn’t necessarily mean better.

Despite their modest brains, made up of about 1 million neurons, we’ve known for years that these insects are capable of learning and performing complex tasks.

This includes being able to count to four, understand what zero means and even solve simple addition and subtraction problems.

Now new research, published last week in the Journal of Experimental Biology, suggests we’ve underrated their mathematical ability.

Address of the bookmark: https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2019-10-13/bees-numerical-cognition-maths-brains/11590430

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What is Batten disease 

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Batten disease is incredibly rare, gets progressively worse and is always fatal. Mila was three when her right foot began to turn inwards. A year […]

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Keen to plant natives? Start with these seven

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Hands up who can name our national flower?

While most of us could recognise a rose or a tulip, very few of us know more than a handful of our native plants. This is a shame, as there’s well over 19,000 of them, including some of the world’s most fascinating.

Growing some local plants in your garden can help support native wildlife, providing food and a safe place to rear their young. As well as being perfect partners for birds and insects, they’re also perfectly suited to our soil, climate and conditions, so often grow better. And, needless to say, most of them are beautiful.

Address of the bookmark: https://www.abc.net.au/life/native-australian-plants-for-your-garden/11589742