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What can cause depression
What can cause depression?

We may all feel sad or in a down mood at some time in our life, but when you have depression, these feelings last for a long time and can be quite intense. There usually isn’t one single event or factor that can cause depression, but rather a combination of several factors. Here we look at six of these factors that can lead to depression.

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Supporting someone who is experiencing domestic violence

If someone has told you that they are experiencing domestic violence, you may initially feel overwhelmed and unprepared to help. But there are things you can do to support the person. Understand how you can help someone who is experiencing domestic violence.

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Loneliness – Ways to improve your social relationships

Recent studies have been looking at loneliness and how connecting with people can positively improve your mental health, social health, and wellbeing. For some of us, this may be easy, but for others, social relationships and situations can leave us feeling a little awkward. Read our advice on how to improve your social relationships.

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What are the symptoms of anxiety and what can cause anxiety?

Everyone is different. Anxiety has a combination of emotional and physical symptoms, but this list highlights some of the most common anxiety symptoms.

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I feel anxious but do I have anxiety?

Most of us know that feeling of anxiousness, nervousness and worry. We may feel anxious before an important event like a job interview, presentation, or moving to a new place. When your anxious feelings do not go away after an event has ended, or you don’t know why you are feeling anxious, you may have anxiety.

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What is depression?

Depression is an intense feeling of sadness that lasts for a long time, sometimes weeks, months or years. If you are depressed, it can start to interfere with your personal and work life, your wellbeing and physical health. Here we ask, what is depression, and what are the symptoms?

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World Mental Health Day
World Mental Health Day and Month

World Mental Health Day is on 10 October. Here in Australia, 1 in 5 people are affected by mental illness. Here is some advice from Mental Health Australia on things you can do, to help improve your mental health.

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World Suicide Prevention Day

In Australia, 2016 saw 2,866 Australians take their own life with another 65,000 people attempting suicide, and hundreds of thousands thinking about suicide. The suicide rate is also more than twice the road toll. Working Together to Prevent Suicide is 2018’s theme for World Suicide Prevention Day, chosen intentionally as it highlights the most essential ingredient for effective global suicide prevention – collaboration.

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Concerned about the effects of alcohol

While many of us like a drink from time to time, for some of us, the effect of alcohol is negatively impacting our day to day lives. Understand how alcohol can effect your wellbeing.

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Myths about schizophrenia

It’s Schizophrenia Awareness Week and there are many misunderstandings about schizophrenia; what it is and how it affects people. SuicideLine Victoria is working to reduce the stigma of schizophrenia by looking at the most common myths and comparing them to the facts.

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