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Roy Morgan Research today reports on the most stressed professions:

'Affecting almost one quarter of the population (or 4,640,000 people) in the 12 months to June 2014, stress is the most common mental health issue in Australia. Sales Support Workers are the most stressed occupation, with almost half (48.3%) experiencing stress in an average 12 months. Hospitality workers (37.7%), Legal, Social and Welfare Professionals (35%) and Carers and Aides (34.6%) also report an above-average incidence.'

Interesting to see who's doing it tough, and what jobs to avoid.
 

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Most common mental health issue is being alive. The most common issue to mental health is the inclusion of all emotions as mental health indicators, just wondering when they will say that every emotion other than happy is a negative.
 
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Most common mental health issue is being alive. The most common issue to mental health is the inclusion of all emotions as mental health indicators, just wondering when they will say that every emotion other than happy is a negative.
They already do in schools.

That's one way to make sure out youth can't cope with the real world.
 

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They already do in schools.

That's one way to make sure out youth can't cope with the real world.
Mate as a manual arts chalky of 20 years I have to totally disagree with this generalized post. At any of the schools I have taught at we have never told the kids to think this way. Sure in other subjects they are now taught that stress does exist and that it is real. This is an attempt to get the students ( like a lot of us ) that just bottle it up to realize what is happening to them and to talk to someone. They rarely do. The kids who come to me and say they are too stressed to carry on because they have bent four nails in a row are the students we all remember who would make any excuse because they didn't want to do it. Bad luck for them. Nothing has changed over the years.

As for one way to make sure our youth is unable to cope with the real world.

Wow thanks mate. That makes me feel great as a teacher. My time in the workshop with the students is spent trying to do exactly that. Teach them how to act and behave in real life work situations so they don't get their arse fired and end up with no income and clinically stressed.

What you neglected to mention is that there are a million other ways out there in the real world that don't make sure, but heavily influence that individuals ability to cope in the real world, friends, family, social media, TV etc. The list goes on.

Rant over. No hard feelings. That's the beauty of this forum. There are members from all walks of life that can give their opinion.
 

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Mate as a manual arts chalky of 20 years I have to totally disagree with this generalized post. At any of the schools I have taught at we have never told the kids to think this way. Sure in other subjects they are now taught that stress does exist and that it is real. This is an attempt to get the students ( like a lot of us ) that just bottle it up to realize what is happening to them and to talk to someone. They rarely do. The kids who come to me and say they are too stressed to carry on because they have bent four nails in a row are the students we all remember who would make any excuse because they didn't want to do it. Bad luck for them. Nothing has changed over the years.

As for one way to make sure our youth is unable to cope with the real world.

Wow thanks mate. That makes me feel great as a teacher. My time in the workshop with the students is spent trying to do exactly that. Teach them how to act and behave in real life work situations so they don't get their arse fired and end up with no income and clinically stressed.

What you neglected to mention is that there are a million other ways out there in the real world that don't make sure, but heavily influence that individuals ability to cope in the real world, friends, family, social media, TV etc. The list goes on.

Rant over. No hard feelings. That's the beauty of this forum. There are members from all walks of life that can give their opinion.
Don't be a soft **** and tell them it will always be OK, tell them **** happens, it will happen and expect it to happen and when **** comes, it rains ****, then tell them they won't always over come it easily. That'll set them up.

So much talk about mental health seems to soften kids thinking they're invincible and can overcome any obstacle by themselves eventually (like practice makes perfect or that sorta BS).

I'm 26, so I reckon I speak from some sorta modern perspective as a matured adult. You can think you're providing them sound advice, but once they take that on board, think about how can they miss-interpret it?

Softening society isn't reducing suicide, it just creates people more susceptible, but less likely. Purely a statistic raiser IMO
 

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I had a moment where I near lost my young family, not that long ago actually. I went to the family doc and he's old school.

After listening to me he basically told me to snap out of it, get off the piss and sort your chit out, life is what you make it, and in my words you can only piss with the dick ya got....I was making my own life hard on my self and my family unbeknown to myself.

Well, an attitude change from negative to positive and ummm, there's no real stress/anxiety and explosions issues anymore.
 

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After listening to me he basically told me to snap out of it, get off the piss and sort your chit out, life is what you make it, and in my words you can only piss with the dick ya got....I was making my own life hard on my self and my family unbeknown to myself.
A teacher who is wise have you grasshopper...

Bugger, mixing my movies with my tv shows again. :headwall:

But it is what you say.

By far, the majority bring it on themselves. They need to let go and stop sweating the small things.

No truer words said than you can only piss with the dick you've got, after that all you can do is try to make sure your aim is true so that you don't piss all over your own foot.
 

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There is good stress and bad stress and what is good for one person could be bad for another, I always found a level of stress kept me on my toes and at peak performance in my job.
 

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Nah. He busted his Achilles tendon. Just going at things like a bull at a gate.

I've told him to slow down and take it easy but he won't listen. He still thinks he's 25.

Personally, I take an calm approach to all the jobs I have to do. I plan carefully before I start and at the slightest hint of strife, I back off. It's always another day tomorrow. As for multi-tasking, that's crap. One thing at a time is the way to go.
 

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What's 'tinder?'

There are plenty of well-heeled older women around Noosa. I just couldn't hack the commitment.

I like my simple life as it is. Candle-lit dinners and morning walks on the beach would give me the sh*ts. As for socialising with 'groups' ... AARGH.
 

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Nah. He busted his Achilles tendon. Just going at things like a bull at a gate.

I've told him to slow down and take it easy but he won't listen. He still thinks he's 25.

Personally, I take an calm approach to all the jobs I have to do. I plan carefully before I start and at the slightest hint of strife, I back off. It's always another day tomorrow. As for multi-tasking, that's crap. One thing at a time is the way to go.
And you know this for sure, how? But I will agree in one respect, if I acted my age I would have a much less enjoyable life :p.
 

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Hey Gee. Live it like you want. This life is only a one-time deal. I wasn't intending to bag you, it is your own business after all.

All I would like to get across is that one's capacity changes as time goes by. Up until 70 I could do pretty much anything I used to. After that I seemed to lose muscle strength and had some loss in dexterity as well. I compensated by being more careful and measured. Still get the same result but it takes a little longer.

Be kind to your body dude ... it's the only one you've got.
 
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