Katie Horneshaw writes about mental illness, addiction and women’s issues for publications including Ten Daily, Whimm and Mamamia. She is also a member of AOD Media Watch, an organisation dedicated to calling out stigmatising attitudes within the Australian media. She recently agreed to become an ambassador for SMART Recovery Australia. Read what she had to…

The SMART Recovery program was one of many mutual aid programs examined in Elizabeth Dale’s “Systematic review of addiction recovery mutual support groups and Indigenous people of Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United States of America and Hawaii”. This study found that: Indigenous people of similarly colonised countries experience high rates of morbidity and mortality…

The Baader-Meinhof Effect, known also by its less tongue-tying name the frequency effect, is that feeling when you hear of something for the first time, then it feels like it’s popping up everywhere. Have you ever asked a child their favourite animal, and they tell you something obscure – like the ocelot, or meerkat –…