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Sizzling Towards 60 Focus on Midlife Mental Health

October 9, 2016
Mental health - recognising the warning signs

As part of World Mental Health Day, I will be publishing a series of short posts on Midlife Mental Health  & Wellbeing each day for the next week.  Mental Health is such an important topic with 1 in 5 Australians suffering from mental illness.  Although being anxious is not limited to older people, studies show that as we age we do become more anxious and worried.

Each day for a week, I’ll be providing ways to improve your mental health and wellbeing and there will also be some posts from the archives with extra information.

Mental Health & Wellbeing should not be ignored especially as we age.  We all want to live happy and healthy lives and Mental Health is just as important as being Physically Healthy.

PLEASE NOTE:  I AM NOT A QUALIFIED DOCTOR OR PSYCOLOGIST the content in these articles are for your information only and if you feel you do have a problem please consult your doctor.

You might like to start with 10 Ways you Can Improve your Mental Health Today!


Mental Health – Recognising the signs

Mental health - recognising the warning signs


Let’s Get Physical for Improved Mental Health



The Benefits of Mindfulness and Mental Health

mindfulness and mental health


Nourishing your Mind & Your Body

Green leafy vegetables


Relaxation Techniques

mental health day


Staying Connected for good Mental Health

talk it out


The Benefits of Unplugging for a Day

Unplugging for good mental health

More from the archives

Why we all need a mental health day

How being Grateful is good for our mental health

7 easy ways to keep your mind fit & health

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  • Reply Reuven October 10, 2016 at 02:32

    What a fantastic idea to have a series of posts on mental health during midlife. And your format of sharing information in smaller, focused posts instead of one lengthy one is great, giving readers a chance to really think about and digest each topic. I’m definitely signing up and really glad to have found your site through the #BloggersPitStop. Looking forward to your posts!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric October 10, 2016 at 16:46

      Hello Reuven! Thank you so much for your encouraging words and I hope you do enjoy the posts. I’m passionate about mental health and putting it out there! We can all learn and try to be kinder to ourselves we just need reminding sometimes. I’d love your feedback on the series.

  • Reply Carol Cassara October 10, 2016 at 12:35

    I am so happy to see the stigma about mental health issues is waning. Long overdue.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric October 10, 2016 at 16:47

      Yes Carol, imagine in years gone by when people were shunned or just shut away. We have moved forward but perhaps still a way to go. Have a beautiful day.

  • Reply Kathleen - Bloggers Lifestyle October 10, 2016 at 14:29

    It is a most important subject and I thank you Sue, for taking the time to inform and help others on the issue.


    • Reply Sue Loncaric October 10, 2016 at 16:49

      Hi Kathleen, mental health affects so many even when we don’t realise we might be experiencing poor mental health. It is something we really need to promote and encourage others to talk and reach out.

  • Reply Rica@ Yoga Mat Monkey October 11, 2016 at 02:00

    Awesome! Please do share these posts with the yoga group. I love what you do and it’s always a pleasure to stop in here and read. 🙂

    • Reply Sue Loncaric October 12, 2016 at 14:06

      Thanks Rica for your lovely words and I will share some on the yoga group.

  • Reply Sinziana Romanescu October 11, 2016 at 02:58

    Very inspiring and useful posts! People should care more about their mental health. Your series are very interesting.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric October 12, 2016 at 14:06

      Thanks Sinziana and welcome to the FB group!

  • Reply Michele October 11, 2016 at 05:44

    This is such an important topic. I get frustrated here in the US because we have huge discussions about gun control or bullying or homelessness or drug and alcohol addiction and the underlying issue in many of these discussions is mental health, which no one seems to ant to attend to.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric October 12, 2016 at 14:07

      Exactly Michele, poor mental health is the cause of many problems yet we are only just starting to accept it as an illness.

  • Reply Charlotte October 11, 2016 at 06:59

    Fantastic theme and such an important subject, I will be tuning in every day to check each post!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric October 12, 2016 at 14:07

      Thanks Charlotte! It is a subject I’m passionate about

  • Reply Wendy October 12, 2016 at 07:01

    This is such an important yet misunderstood issue. This looks like a great series. And I agree with Michele above, we need to address the underlying issues creating the symptoms, not just battle the symptoms.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric October 12, 2016 at 14:14

      I’m pretty passionate about this subject although I’m no expert. I just want to shine a light on maintaining good mental health. Yes we need to address the underlying issues but sometimes people find it hard to face them.

  • Reply Carol Taylor November 29, 2016 at 09:53

    A great post Sue, and I think it is important to be aware of how our life changes as we sizzle towards 60. .Well I have passed the line….But it also opens up lots of doors as well as closing some…I missed my work colleagues and people dreadfully but have taken the opportunity to try new ventures and do things I never ever thought I would have or even could do. I look forward to reading more and have flipped..not literally…ha ha

    • Reply Sue Loncaric November 30, 2016 at 09:43

      Hi Carol! Lovely to meet you and I hope you enjoy my take on this time of life. I certainly found it difficult when I retired but once I accepted my new found freedom I started doing things I had always wanted to do but hadn’t got around to.

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