Tag: mental health

  • Mental health March: Why your mental health matters and how you can prioritise it

    Mental health March: Why your mental health matters and how you can prioritise it

    By Hudaa Naeem With mental health March over, it doesn’t give reason to stop caring for mental health. As finals approach, stress seems to be on the high. UNSW provides a great number of ways to be mindful of mental health.   The UNSW health promotions unit promotes well-being and provides students with opportunities to prioritise…

  • Having a Panic Attack on a Plane

    Having a Panic Attack on a Plane

    By Dominic Giannini, Online Sub-Editor CW: mental health, anxiety The tightening chest leaves you gasping. The pit in your stomach leaves you dry-retching. The intense and uncompromising fear  can’t be quelled. For anyone who suffers anxiety, or has ever had a panic attack, these symptoms are all too real. Far from pleasant, a spontaneous onset…

  • Mental Health at UNSW: Can More Be Done?

    Mental Health at UNSW: Can More Be Done?

    By Annabel Green and Annabelle Thorne CW: sexual assault, suicide   It only takes a minute to appreciate the growing recognition of mental illness in Australia. Lifeline and beyondblue’s phone numbers are scattered under relevant newspaper articles, RUOK has become an important day to check on loved ones, and Movember has taken its place as…

  • Why Is UNSW Law Trailing & Failing In Its Approach To Mental Health?

    Why Is UNSW Law Trailing & Failing In Its Approach To Mental Health?

    By Hannah Wootton Law school and mental illness have long been synonymous in Australia. According to the University of Sydney’s Brain & Mind Research Institute, 35 per cent of law students in Australia report high or very high levels of stress. As a law student at UNSW, I am acutely aware of the terrifying truth…

  • (Student) Bank Balance Confessions: the 27-year-old Commuting from the Hunter and Living on $222.50 of Centrelink a Week

    (Student) Bank Balance Confessions: the 27-year-old Commuting from the Hunter and Living on $222.50 of Centrelink a Week

    By Cameron Cripps-Kennedy Last week, The Cusp published a spending diary of a 33-year-old Eastern Suburbs woman earning $775 a week. On a Facebook post linking the article, partner site, Junkee, asked: “What does it look like to live week-to-week in Sydney?” Yet, for the writer, living “week-to-week” means soy cappuccinos, throwing Tim Tams in…

  • The Lara Jeffery Show: Another Shooting in America

    The Lara Jeffery Show: Another Shooting in America

    There was another shooting in America. On Friday 20 July, shortly after midnight, in Aurora, Colorado, a single assailant entered a screening of The Dark Night Rises. According to reports he was covered in body armour, including a gas mask. He allegedly threw a canister of tear gas into the audience before opening fire with up…