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Capril For Me Is…

It’s time I wrote about Capril from my own perspective.  It’s been wonderful having so many contributers to Capril this year, so I thought I’d take the opportunity to share with you what it means to me. As a lot of people, I was a huge fan of ‘Get This’ and I got on board Capril as a joke originally.  After the tragic loss
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Guest Blogger @mrdoman

A story by twitterer @mrdoman (Mike Doman) about his experiences living with depression.   It’s been tough to decide whether I put this up or not, and I have decided to because I think it’s worth sharing, particularly as a male who suffers from depression. Depression has not affected me negatively in my professional life, in fact, it’s probably helped me more than hindered me
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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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Guest Blogger @agreencow

This is @agreencow’s story of her experiences living with depression.   There’s a bit of a difference between a physical illness and a mental illness, and how you get treated for each. If you have a physical illness, say a broken arm, people can see it, they are use to it, and they know how to treat you. When it comes to a mental
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Guest Blogger Kris Adams

Kris shares his experiences living with depression.   As great a childhood as I had, looking back I think my story with depression began in my early teens. I was a sensitive boy, sensitive to social injustices; I remember crying at the sight of starving Ethiopians on the TV news. Finding joy only in fantasy I spent many hours reading alone. Brought up in
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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 @stevebastoni

Australian actor Steve Bastoni talks about his experiences with how his family was affected by post-natal depression. Steve is a national ambassador for Lifeline.   There we were, expecting our first child, living in a beautiful new apartment, a new car in the driveway, my job security not in question, which is a rare thing for an actor. On paper we had every reason
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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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