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Understanding Anxiety

Anxiety is more than just feeling stressed or worried. Anxious feelings are a normal reaction to a situation where a person feels under pressure – for example, meeting work deadlines, sitting exams or speaking in front of a group of people. Anxiety is the most common mental health condition in Australia. On average, one in four people – one in three women and one in fve men – will experience anxiety at some stage in their life.
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Capril 2015 is just around the corner…

In just a few short weeks, Capril will kick off once again. We hope to be able to help remove the stigma with depression, anxiety and mental health issues. This year is a little more personal for myself, Angus, as in 2014 I was diagnosed with depression.
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Introducing Anxiety

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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Emotional Health During Early Parenthood

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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National Day of Action Against Bullying & Violence

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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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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what causes depression

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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