Guest Blogger @MaxMcKelly

Here is a piece from Max McKelly about her experiences with depression.  The original can be found HERE.   The Joy of Depression The title of this piece actually sticks in my throat. It makes me feel a bit nauseous, as if I am being disloyal to anyone who is in the dark mire of depression, by talking about the one thing that is
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Capril on TV

Tomorrow will be our first official foray into TV as a Capril team!  I (Megan) will be on ABC News Breakfast tomorrow (Monday) morning at 7:45am talking about Capril.  Wearing a cape of course! For those of you that can’t see it live (and yes, I’ll be live on TV) and still want to watch, I’ll get a clip uploaded to YouTube and keep you
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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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Living With Illness

Triple J’s Hack (youth and current affairs) program this week featured some interesting stories on share housing with people who have a mental illness.  The link to their free podcast is here.  The shows on this topic aired on Tuesday 22nd November and Wednesday 23rd November.  They’re worth a listen.

Always Remember

Just a reminder that there is always help available! Make sure you talk about anything you’re going through, even when it feels like no one understands, give people a chance to understand.  You’ll be surprised how much people want to help if you give them a go. And beyondblue is always an endless wealth of resources, make use of them!