All In The Mind is ABC RN's weekly podcast looking into the mental universe, the mind, brain and behaviour — everything from addiction to artificial intelligence.
How the drive to be perfect is linked to eating disorders
Aiming for perfect sounds like a good thing, right?
But when perfectionism grows into hurtful self-criticism and unrelenting standards, it can be damaging for your mental health.
And it turns out, perfectionism is linked to an already complex group of mental illnesses.
Today, the role perfectionism plays in eating disorders.
Please take care while listening if this topic is sensitive for you. And if you would like support, the Butterfly Foundation has a national support helpline for body image issues or eating disorders. You can reach them on 1800 33 4673 or head to their website.
Mental illness ran in Meg's family. Suicide forced them to talk about it.
Pulitzer prize finalist Meg Kissinger grew up in the 1960's and 70's, steeped in feelings of shame and guilt about the mental illness that plagued her family.
Now a journalist covering mental health, she's made it her mission to share stories of lost loved ones and the systems that failed them.
This episode explores the topic of suicide. Please take care while listening and don't hesitate to reach out for support if you need it. You can reach Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636.
Is life coaching legit?
Social media abounds with mindset mentors, spiritual healers, influencers and more — many of who offer life coaching.
Does anyone know what they're talking about?
The decades long feud of mind vs brain in AI
To imagine the future of artificial intelligence, it's important to reflect on some of the big moments in it's past.
This week, James Purtill from Science Friction brings us a story of competition, surprise and thinking machines.
This is the only time you'll hear Science Friction in the All in the Mind feed. To hear the full six-part series on AI, Hello AI Overlords, search for Science Friction in your podcast feed.
ADHD, TikTok, Rejection Sensitivity Dysphoria — meet Matilda's brain
TikTok is a mixed bag when it comes to mental health content. Great at raising awareness and building community, but not always accurate or evidence based.
Journalist Matilda Boseley sees both sides – but she says TikTok was the push she needed to seek out a formal diagnosis.
The confusion around concussions
Concussions are hard to diagnose, often get missed, and not always taken seriously.
And if you're not a professional athlete, it can be surprisingly hard to get clear information on how to manage and recover afterwards. Why?
The brain is your most important organ, after all!
This week, we try and make sense of the confusion around concussions.
Why the annoying background sounds???
I’d give you five stars except for those background sounds because they are so distracting I miss entirely what is being said over them. Why in earth do you do that??
Good but could make the background noise quieter
The music in the background that is supposed to reflect the tone is way too loud. Most budget YouTube videos can do it better where you don’t realize there is background music until like halfway through.
T T T today junior!!!
I’d give you 5 but I can’t stand the way this lady says her “T’s”!!!!