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reducing stress

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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depression in young people

Everyone feels sad or miserable sometimes. But when these feelings are with you most of the time, you stop enjoying life and lose interest in things you used to like doing, you may have depression. The good news is that getting the right type of help, and getting it early, can make it much easier for you get back on track and deal with depression.
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anxiety: more common than you may think

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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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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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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