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Up to date information and resources about the various types of depression, how to seek help, current treatments available and what can cause mental illness.
Depression can happen to anyone. One in 20 Australians are affected by depression each year. Understanding the signs and symptoms of depression, how they appear in different people, and where to go to get help are important.
Please consider the following questions and rate how true each one is in relation to how you have been feeling lately (i.e. over the last two weeks) compared to how you usually or normally feel.
You don’t have to struggle alone in silence. If you feel like you may be experiencing depression it’s important that you seek help. There are a variety of mental health services and professionals out there that can help you with your mental health issues and prevent things from getting worse.
It’s important to get help and the right treatment for depression. There are a range of effective treatments, and you can get better. Start by talking to your GP.
Knowing about the causes and risk factors for depression can help you understand why depression occurs and how to deal with it.
It’s important for doctors to know which type of depression you have, so they can prescribe the most effective treatments. Each type of depression has different symptoms and causes.