Remembering Richard

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Remember me? Ok, enough Capper. Today marks 4 years since Richard Marsland took his life and left us.  This is the man for whom Capril was created.  We honour his memory today as we remember his brilliant comedic skills and delightful personality.  He was a true gentleman who demonstrated his care for others on a daily basis. If a man like this can lose
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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

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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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Guest Blogger Anonymous

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This person wanted to share their story, but remain anonymous, so here is their story:   As a long time listener and fan of Get This, I have been well aware of, and celebrated Capril since it’s inception. I used to be ‘that’ odd girl that you couldn’t be quite sure… if you actually did see…oh wait, yes, she is wearing a cape. What
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Guest Blogger @MaxMcKelly

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.