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In part two, Vartika tells Finding Franky about how she came to understand mental illness, the importance in finding the right counsellor, and being supported by an unlikely person in her life.

I was a kid, so I wasn't aware of the feeling of "shame", even though I still had social anxiety disorder. I had always loved spending time with my friends and family. As I grew, so did my depr...

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Finding Franky sits down with Vartika, to listen to her experience with childhood anxiety and how it led to her depression in her older age.

I remember the "little me" at 5, or maybe 6, years old, standing at the front of the class, and my teacher asked me to spell out a word on the blackboard. As soon as I held the piece of chalk in my hand, it sent shivers down my spine. I felt ...

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This week's guest blog comes in the form of an interview I conducted with a Sydney Psychologist, Michael Charles of MC Psychology. I am a registered psychologist and have been in private practice in Sydney for the last 4 years. My journey began studying organisational psychology specialising in positive psychology wellness and resilience in the workplace. Whilst comple...

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This week's guest blog comes in the form of an interview I conducted with a Sydney Sexologist/Sex Therapist, Heidi Gee of Heidi Gee Counselling. I am an experienced Sexologist/Sex Therapist who believes everyone is entitled to a fulfilling sex life no matter an individual’s background, gender or sexual preference. With nearly 10 years’ experience in sexual health and counselling I spe...

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Marriage and relationships are tough! ‘I do’. The 2 words I said to my wife over 4 years ago on the happiest day of my life, on our wedding day. 4 years later, I had taken these words and my v...

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My last psychologist appointment was the best to date. It was not due to any ground-breaking revelations; it was for one simple reason. We had our appointment outside. Now, this will not be for everyone but I am so sick of the same clinical, lif...

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