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About Angus

Born in Sydney in 1975, Angus grew up in the northern suburbs of Sydney and later in the Western Suburbs of Sydney. Over the years he has been a check out operator, charity collection agent for the Muscualr Dystrophy Association, Apple Repair Technician and is a former Director and all rounder type computer and network technician of Little Computer People. He is married to Michelle, who he met on-line back in the good old days of the internet when it was considered a big no-no to have physically met someone you chat to on-line for fear of harm. He has lived in Melbourne for two years, then moved back to Sydney for eleven years, but is once again back in Melbourne. It is nicer than Sydney for artistic purposes and coolness factor. As of now he lives in Pascoe Vale, fixes computers and networks, takes photos of all sorts of things as a hobby and builds lego to help deal with his depression. Capril means even more to him now.

capril motion – south australian parliment 2nd May 2012

The Hon. G.A. KANDELAARS (16:57): I commend the Hon. Tammy Franks for moving the motion before us today, a motion which endeavours to highlight Capril, an initiative raising awareness of depression in our community. The campaign encourages members of the community to wear a cape in the month of April as a sign of ‘cape-ability’, and I note that the funds raised will go to beyondblue, a national depression initiative.
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depression and your relationship

Have you noticed how people treat you when you are depressed? Depression affects your relationship with others in negative ways if your depression is not overcome. Why do depressed people shun intimacy and drive people who are close to them away? To understand this, we need to know how a depressed person’s mindset works.
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clarification with retro hotel

We would like to take this opportunity to state that Capril is in no way affiliated with The Retro Hotel event. Capril does not endorse events that require the consumption of alcohol as this is a serious issue for some of those who have depression. The Retro Hotel created their event well after we started and were not aware, they do express their best
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what causes depression

Most people assume that depression is caused simply by recent personal difficulties or a chemical imbalance in the brain. Depression however, is often caused by the mix of recent events and other longer-term or personal risk factors.
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reducing stress

It is important to note that stress is not depression. However, acute distress associated with tough times can occur and may be a risk factor for depression if it persists. Stress is a response to an event or situation. It can be positive or negative. Stress is common in daily life and may be associated with work, family or personal relationships. It usually means that something is happening that’s causing worry and affecting how we are thinking and feeling.
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depression in young people

Everyone feels sad or miserable sometimes. But when these feelings are with you most of the time, you stop enjoying life and lose interest in things you used to like doing, you may have depression. The good news is that getting the right type of help, and getting it early, can make it much easier for you get back on track and deal with depression.
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anxiety: more common than you may think

We all feel anxious from time to time: whether it’s just before giving a public speech or participating in a competition, flying, getting married, attending a job interview or being in a risky or dangerous situation.
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Guest Blogger @rarelyupdated

“Just get over it”. Those four words don’t seem like much but when you say it to someone with Depression it becomes something else entirely. It is (generally) said because the person saying it doesn’t understand what Depression is like because unlike cancer, or syphilis, it’s not an illness that is easily visible or understood.
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depression – why I care

Depression affects over one million people in Australia and anxiety affects over two million people. These two disorders are serious conditions and there are effective treatments available along with national support groups, such as beyondblue, who can help you deal with depression. Capril is not about just donning a cape and swanning around saying hey look at me. It’s a very serious cause, the cape part is because of the one person that brought depression into to the spotlight for myself, Angus, and many others.
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