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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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21 Tips

Original article here (mild language warning)   21 Tips to Keep Your Shit Together When You’re Depressed. A while ago, I penned a fairly angry response to something circulating on the internet – the 21 Habits of Happy People. It pissed me off beyond belief, that there was an inference that if you weren’t Happy, you simply weren’t doing the right things. I’ve had depression for
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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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Remembering Richard

Remember me? Ok, enough Capper. Today marks 4 years since Richard Marsland took his life and left us.  This is the man for whom Capril was created.  We honour his memory today as we remember his brilliant comedic skills and delightful personality.  He was a true gentleman who demonstrated his care for others on a daily basis. If a man like this can lose
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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 Anonymous

This person wanted to share their story, but remain anonymous, so here is their story:   As a long time listener and fan of Get This, I have been well aware of, and celebrated Capril since it’s inception. I used to be ‘that’ odd girl that you couldn’t be quite sure… if you actually did see…oh wait, yes, she is wearing a cape. What
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Guest Blogger @MaxMcKelly

Here is a piece from Max McKelly about her experiences with depression.  The original can be found HERE.   The Joy of Depression The title of this piece actually sticks in my throat. It makes me feel a bit nauseous, as if I am being disloyal to anyone who is in the dark mire of depression, by talking about the one thing that is
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Guest Blogger @agreencow

This is @agreencow’s story of her experiences living with depression.   There’s a bit of a difference between a physical illness and a mental illness, and how you get treated for each. If you have a physical illness, say a broken arm, people can see it, they are use to it, and they know how to treat you. When it comes to a mental
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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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