Introducing Anxiety

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A wonderful new campaign was launched today by beyondblue.  There is an excellent article about it from The Vine here. Societal understanding of depression has been increasing slowly but steadily, which is a wonderful thing.  Now it’s time to turn the spotlight onto anxiety. Before help comes, the condition needs to be recognised.  Ben Mendelsohn stars in this new campaign aimed at helping people
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Last Day of Capril 2013

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Well this is it for another year.  It’s the final day of Capril 2013, so there is still time to swirl on a cape and donate some money to the wonderful work of beyondblue: the national depression and anxiety initiative. We are once again so thankful for all the support shown to us by everyone who has involved themselves in this wonderful cause.  Thank
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Emotional Health During Early Parenthood

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Having a baby is one of the biggest life-changing experiences you’ll ever have. Some women describe feeling joy, achievement, relief and strength after giving birth. For others, however, the experiences of giving birth and caring for a new baby are vastly different from what they were expecting.
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21 Tips

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Original article here (mild language warning)   21 Tips to Keep Your Shit Together When You’re Depressed. A while ago, I penned a fairly angry response to something circulating on the internet – the 21 Habits of Happy People. It pissed me off beyond belief, that there was an inference that if you weren’t Happy, you simply weren’t doing the right things. I’ve had depression for
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Guest Bloggers 2013

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We’re looking for guest bloggers again this year. If you’ve had/do have experiences with depression/other mental illness you’d like to share, then please think about being a Capril guest blogger.  I’ve had lots of feedback saying how valuable it is to read about the experiences of others.  It makes people feel less alone.  If you want guidelines on how to write you can ask
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National Day of Action Against Bullying & Violence

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Today is the National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence.  We believe in the mantra of “If you see it, call it” to ensure bullies everywhere know their behaviour is unacceptable. If you see bullying on Facebook, call it, there’s a great page on how you can here:  https://www.facebook.com/help/420576171311103/  beyondblue have also recently put together a cyberbullying fact sheet, which is accessible from
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Keep Me Safe Tonight

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At Capril we don’t advertise and we are not affiliated with any organisation other than beyondblue. Having said that, I (Megan) would like to point you in the direction of a pozible project.  There is a film trying to get made about the truth of how widely suicide affects Australians. You can find all the information you need on the pozible project page HERE.
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