'The Glass Half Full Community' is a not for profit initiative, dedicated to sharing stories of 'Realistic Optimism', in support of mental health wellbeing, within both the corporate and personal environments.
'The Glass Half Full Community' communicates via 'Subscriber Newsletter', our 'Editor's Blog' and a 'Forum' for sharing courageous stories of Realistic Optimism, all aimed at enhancing mental health wellbeing with proven mechanisms to suppress anxiety triggers.
'The Glass Half Full Community' ia all about Awareness, starting with simple conversations. Even if just one comment in our 'Newsletter', our 'Editor's Blog' or a discussion topic on our 'Forum', can help to raise awareness, then it will be an enormous victory.
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'We at the GHFC are proud to be aligned with dedicated organisations such as beyond blue, the Black Dog Institute, R U OK, the Australian Genetics of Depression Study Group, and Lifeline, encouraging everyone to visit their websites so as to be consistently informed and knowledgeable about the causes of, and coping strategies for, anxiety and the associated depression:
This checklist measures your experiences of anxiety during the past two weeks.
'Your answers and results are completely confidential and we don’t store any of your information. After taking the test, you can print the results for yourself or a health professional.
Tick the box next to each question that best reflects your thoughts, feelings and behaviour.
Over the last two weeks, how often have you been bothered by the following issues?' beyond blue
Anxiety is many things, however simple to recognize and understand it is not!
Having experienced the debilitating effects of not addressing Anxiety in it's infancy, I feel I am well qualified to speak. (However I am not a GP or Psychologist, so what follows is purely self experience).
I have opted for an 'ABC' approach not to simplify or minimize Anxiety, more to provide an automatic recall system during moments of self-reflection, just to make sure we are always making sure 'WE R OK', as well as those around us.
'Charlie Hill has suffered with anxiety related depression and last year he created ‘The Glass Half Full Community’ – an online forum where people can talk openly about their experiences. Charlie explains:'
“As someone who has experienced the wrath of anxiety, I had become fully aware that it is something that has to be ‘out there’ in the open, with a requirement to start conversations that remove the stigma, in turn enabling people to recognise the symptoms, open up, and most importantly of all put into place proven strategies and coping mechanisms.”
The GHFC also has a compact App, for easy access to Editor's blogs and Discussion forums: