Depression in Australia is a slow poison that can have severe consequences on one’s health if left untreated. According to the findings of Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), every year 1 in every 5 Australians is likely to suffer from mental illness and 3 out of 100 develop a serious health issue. Despite depression being…

Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder characterised by “mood swings” that alternate between periods of elevated disposition (mania) and periods of depression.  It affects men and women equally, occurring more often in people who have relatives with this disorder.  The condition usually appears between the ages of 15-25. Bipolar disorder is also known as manic-depression…

Every year, almost 800,000 Australian adults experience depression.  The causes of depression are as varied as the people who suffer from this debilitating illness:  relationship conflicts, loss of a loved one, economic woes, health issues, eating disorders, social isolation, disappointment, fear, insecurity, abandonment, rejection, failure, emotional and physical abuse, substance abuse, workplace stress, and many…

Depression is a huge problem in Australia with the rates of people that suffer from this debilitating condition constantly increasing. Depression and anxiety often have their onset in the teenage years. This may be associated with loss of energy and social withdrawal but may also result in disruptive behaviours or substance use (drugs and alcohol). Depression…