Did you know the shape and size of your brain can be altered when you are experiencing mental health issues? Or that hormones, naturally occurring in your body, can make you more likely to experience mental health issues? In recent years, considerable effort have focused on raising awareness about how common and serious mental health issues can be. This work is essential to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health and promote a positive culture where people can talk openly about issues they may be experiencing and seek help when needed.
We invite you to explore the ways our brain is affected by stress and trauma that can change our biochemistry and over time the structure of brain seen in some mental illnesses.
Luke Ney – PhD student in the Department of Psychology, University of Tasmania.
If you have been affected by any of themes discussed in our show we encourage you to seek support from the following sources:
Telephone 1300 22 4636
For 12 – 25 year olds, get in touch with Headspace, Hobart.
Telephone: 03 6231 2927
Episode cover image: https://pixabay.com/illustrations/mental-health-brain-mind-mental-3332122/
Intro music: adapted Kevin McLeod Retro Future Nasty.