I'm a nurse - and I still didn't see it coming
DESPITE 50 years in the health profession, most of it specialising in mental health, Sandy Brooks was taken unawares by depression. She’d spent a lifetime talking to people about symptoms like lack of motivation, withdrawal and disinterest yet did not recognise them in herself.Read more
Recognising the black dog
DEPRESSION is a common experience. We have all felt down at different times in our lives. So how do you know when it's something to worry about? The Black Dog Institute offers these tips.Read more
GP the first point of call
MEDICARE Local's Dr Jenny Beange explains why you should see a GP if you are feeling down or anxious and and what to expect when when you get there. Read more
How to ask: R U OK?
HELP stop little problems becoming bigger by connecting with somebody you care about and asking them, “are you okay?”. Here's some tips for starting the conversation. Read more
How to say: I'm not okay'
WHEN you’re feeling anxious, depressed or overwhelmed, it’s natural to feel like there’s no hope. But asking for help and getting expert support is the best way to recover and embrace life. Here's some tips from R U OK?Read more
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