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Mental Health

BULIMIA NERVOSABulimia Nervosa is an eating disorder and psychiatric illness. It is characterised by eating large amounts of food in a short period of time, immediately followed by self-induced vomiting, fasting and over exercising. A person bulimia is usually an average weight or slightly heavier or lighter than average. It usually starts with dieting, and due to food deprivation and inadequate nutrition, they get an urge to overeat. They then feel guilty for what they've done and throw up or exercise excessively. Some of the signs of bulimia nervosa are: anxiety, depression, uncomfortable around food, guilt, self depreciation, frequently going to the bathroom after eating

ANXIETYAnxiety is when the feelings of stress and worry don't go away. Anxiety is the most common mental health condition in Australia, with an average of 1 in 4 people suffering with the condition. The most common types of Anxiety are: Generalised anxiety disorder, social anxiety, specific phobias, panic disorder, OCD and PTSD. Anxiety can affect your ability to concentrate, sleep, and carry ordinary tasks. Physical symptoms of anxiety include shortness of breath, shaking hands, a sudden increase in heart rate and excessive sweating. Anxiety disorders can be caused by ongoing stress, genetic factors, physical health issues or a traumatic event.

Mental health is the the level of psychological well-being or an absence of mental illness. It includes our emotional, psychological and social well-being. Mental health is a state of well-being in which every person realises their potential, can deal with the normal stresses of life and can contribute to their society

Statistics-1 in 5 youth (15-19) meet the criteria for serious mental health- Everyday, at least 6 Australians will die from suicide- Almost half of Australians will experience a mental health issue in their lifetime- Over 75% of all mental illnesses occur in people under 25

Zoe Paxton - 9M


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