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John Murch talks to Alisson and Peter Marsland

Radio is an intimate medium and for many people, Richard Marsland was and remains their inspiration. John Murch set about to find out more about Richard’s life and he spoke with Alisson and Peter Marsland, Richard’s parents.
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Anonymous – What it’s like dealing with Australia’s mental health system

I’ve tried to access mental health services through my GP. For three months I kept attending appointments to have the long session, which would get me access to mental health services under medicare. Every time, the doctor was too busy. I changed doctors, same issue. The GP’s can deal with physical problems fine, but mental health, that’s not important.
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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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Being a Dad with Depression – and dealing with it

Being a Dad is great, dealing with depression is not so great and being a Dad with depression can be tough. Everyone gets sad from time to time and I think it’s good to have moments of sadness and depression in our lives so we can stop and take stock of why we are feeling this way and do something about it.
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depression and your relationship

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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Guest Blogger @mrdoman

A story by twitterer @mrdoman (Mike Doman) about his experiences living with depression.   It’s been tough to decide whether I put this up or not, and I have decided to because I think it’s worth sharing, particularly as a male who suffers from depression. Depression has not affected me negatively in my professional life, in fact, it’s probably helped me more than hindered me
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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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Guest Blogger @stevebastoni

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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depression – why I care

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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