Are you Languishing?

Have you found yourself feeling out of whack lately? Feeling flat and ‘blah’?
Well, you’re not alone. This feeling has a name: languishing. Turns out it is the predominant feeling of 2021 as the team from batyr explain.

The fear, loss, worry, grief and isolation associated with the pandemic over the past year has contributed to the rise of ‘Languishing’ for many young people.

‘Languishing’ is known in psychology as the absence of mental wellness. Some experts associate languishing with an overall feeling of emptiness or the absence of emotions. Others, as the feeling of being in a constant brain fog.

Resources for parents

batyr have created ‘How to’ guides for all parents and carers looking to support young people with experiences of mental ill-health.

They understand that it can be tough for parents and carers who want to support their young person but may not have the tools or confidence to do so.

Additional support

If you need a safe place to chat, remember that there’s always someone available.

Kids Helpline
Call – 1800 55 1800 (24/7)
Chat Online – (24/7)

Call – 1800 650 890 (9am – 1am AEST)
Chat Online – (9am – 1am AEST)

Lifeline: 24-hour crisis support
Call – 13 11 14 (24/7)
Text – 13 11 14 (12pm to midnight)
Chat Online – (12pm to midnight)

About batyr

batyr was launched in 2011, after founder Sebastian Robertson experienced the frustration and isolation of living silently with mental ill-health whilst at university. Sebastian recognised that it was time to have open honest conversations about mental health with young people, and founded the organisation, naming it after batyr (‘hero’), The Talking Elephant From Kazakhstan.


We thank batyr for allowing us to repost this article, which originally appeared via their social media here.

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