Corporate Burnout: What is it and how to treat it

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AFL Executive Darren Birch opens up about Burnout, Depression & Recovery An unbearable pressure COVID-19 is forcing some of us to slow down, face extreme financial pressure with job losses or re-evaluate our connection with friends, family and an uncertain future. Yet others find themselves under even greater pressure to perform in their corporate roles […]

Treatment For Depression

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If you’ve been reading our depression series, you’ll know that there is no one way people experience depression. Accordingly, there is no one way to treat depression. Rather, a combination of different treatments may be necessary. Treatment for depression can be much like a journey; it may take time and multiple courses of action before discovering the […]

Symptoms Of Depression

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Depression is different for everyone. It can often vary according to a person’s age, gender, personality traits, and cultural background, and people will often experience a range of different symptoms of depression. What we do know, however, is that depression is generally classified as when a person has been feeling down and sad for more […]

What Causes Depression?

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Have you ever wondered what causes depression? Now that we understand what depression is, it can be beneficial to become familiar with the causes of depression, as this may help us understand the illness and find ways to treat it. While psychologists, scientists, and other mental health professionals are yet to understand exactly what causes depression, there are a […]

What Is Depression?

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Depression is more than just a low mood; it is a consistent and ongoing medical condition that can seriously affect the way we experience life. As many as one million Australians are affected by depression each year. To understand what depression is, we need to examine the types of depression that may exist. These can range from […]

Out Of The Pit: Stories About Depression and Treatment

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Clinical depression is an illness and a medical condition. It significantly affects the way someone feels, causing a persistent lowering of mood – often in the form of feeling very sad, scared or withdrawn. It interferes with the way a person goes about their everyday lives and can make it hard to cope. Depression is […]

What is mindfulness and is it the same as meditation?

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Mindfulness is a word we hear quite often these days and although it is a relatively new concept for many, like meditation, it has actually been around for a very long time. So let’s take a moment to look at what mindfulness is, what it isn’t and what it can bring to the table from […]

6 Ways To Help A Friend With Depression

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When someone’s suffering from depression, support from family and friends makes a huge difference. A lot of times, those suffering from depression, anxiety, or suicidal thoughts are reluctant to “open up” to others and therefore can end up suffering alone in silence. As a friend, there are ways you can recognise the signs and symptoms […]

Why Exercise is Important in Treating Anxiety and Depression

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Do you suffer from anxiety and/or depression?  We know it can be hard to get your life back on track – but exercise is great start to trying. In fact, exercise plays an important role in your overall health, hence the saying ‘A healthy body means a healthy mind’. And exercising regularly can be effective […]