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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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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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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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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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Always Remember

Just a reminder that there is always help available! Make sure you talk about anything you’re going through, even when it feels like no one understands, give people a chance to understand.  You’ll be surprised how much people want to help if you give them a go. And beyondblue is always an endless wealth of resources, make use of them!


Guest Blogger @rarelyupdated

“Just get over it”. Those four words don’t seem like much but when you say it to someone with Depression it becomes something else entirely. It is (generally) said because the person saying it doesn’t understand what Depression is like because unlike cancer, or syphilis, it’s not an illness that is easily visible or understood.
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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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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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