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postnatal depression

Adjusting to life as a mother can be difficult. In fact, for many women, having a baby is the most significant life-changing event they will ever experience. Adjusting to this major life change, as well as coping with the day-to-day demands of a new baby, can make some women more likely to experience depression at this time, particularly if they’ve experienced depression in the past.
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how can you help? part 2

People with depression/anxiety often don’t see the point of doing anything and may feel that no one can really help them. The type and amount of help you’re able to provide may depend upon your relationship with the person experiencing depression/anxiety.
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Looking For Guest Bloggers

We are looking for guest bloggers to contribute to the Capril website.  If you have a story on depression (whether it be you or someone you know) please email me at megan@capril.com.  The aim is to educate people on depression, to provide information for ways to be supported, and to allow people a forum to share experiences.  We want people to know they are
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how can you help? Part 1

How do you let a person know that you think they might need help? It’s not always easy to know how to help someone who is experiencing depression/anxiety. It can be hard to know what to say or do. We all respond to situations and talk about things differently. The following approaches are designed with this in mind. They offer you a number of ways to help a friend or family member.
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men and depression

Depression is widespread throughout the community, affecting one in six Australians.
It accounts for more days of lost productivity than heart disease, cancer or stroke,
making it the number one disabling illness in the country. Many people with depression – particularly men – don’t know they have the condition
and it often goes undiagnosed and untreated.
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Capril on the Radio

Thanks to the many people who recorded my interview with 4BC Brisbane and sent it to me! Click HERE to download or HERE to listen online (iPhone/iPad friendly). Please take 3 and a half minutes to have a listen!   P.S.  I’m so annoyed at myself for making a serious mistake on air!  I said Richard took his own life in 2006 when I
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capril – proudly supporting beyondblue: the national depression initiative

We are very pleased to announce that beyondblue: the national depression initiative have given us permission to fund raise for them. This is an exciting opportunity to help Australia’s leading depression support service and we couldn’t be more proud to fund raise on behalf of them. This is the primary goal for us, to raise as much money as we can so we can kick depression in the proverbials.
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4BC Brisbane

I (Megan) am going to be on Brisbane’s 4BC Monday afternoon talking about Capril!  They contacted us wanting to hear all about our initiative to help fight depression.  This is an exciting step in sharing Capril with the world (or at least Brisbane) and getting our message out there.  I’ll be talking about how it started, what it means, and how it is spreading.
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Schools Wear Capes

Capril is expanding! Good Shepherd College in Hamilton, Victoria is getting on the Capril bandwagon this year. In April they will be holding a fundraising day where students turn up in capes and donate money which goes to Beyond Blue to help fight depression. This is an important time of making students aware of depression and its effects.  This will not only help them
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