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In our continuing look at mental health in the context of different cultures, Philip, whose parents are Dutch, talks about how a childhood marked by being bullied and ostracised impacted his entire life.
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Part of a series exploring mental health in the context of culture, Ashley*, reflects on her move to from China to Australia as a 10-year-old, on her traumatic teenage years and on how she’s slowly pieced her life together since.
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An incredibly moving account from someone who has experienced the spectrum of emotions that comes with supporting a loved one with a mental health condition.