anxiety: more common than you may think

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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

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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

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“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

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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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postnatal depression

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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