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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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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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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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Guest Blogger Kris Adams

Kris shares his experiences living with depression.   As great a childhood as I had, looking back I think my story with depression began in my early teens. I was a sensitive boy, sensitive to social injustices; I remember crying at the sight of starving Ethiopians on the TV news. Finding joy only in fantasy I spent many hours reading alone. Brought up in
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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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capril – proudly supporting beyondblue: the national depression initiative

We are very pleased to announce that beyondblue: the national depression initiative have given us permission to fund raise for them. This is an exciting opportunity to help Australia’s leading depression support service and we couldn’t be more proud to fund raise on behalf of them. This is the primary goal for us, to raise as much money as we can so we can kick depression in the proverbials.
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