Severe Depression in Children (MDD)

What is MDD? Major depressive disorder is a confronting and serious psychiatric illness which can severely impact the psycho social development of the child, however it remains largely misunderstood, misdiagnosed and undertreated. Parents struggling with this disorder in their children will first seek help from the local GP who is often ill-equipped to diagnose and […]

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When Disaster Strikes

In recent years the world has been experiencing a massive increase in what is termed natural disasters. Among these are: Fire, Drought, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Mudslides, Snow Storms, Avalanches, Cyclones and Floods. Disaster Upon Disaster for Aussie Farmers In Australia over the past few months many areas were in the grip of a long and severe […]

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The Difference Between Grief and Depression.

Grief: A Deep Sense of Loss When my father died many years ago now, the grief was overwhelming. I would cry at every mention of his name, or seeing any picture of him. At night time I was sure he was sitting  on a chair in my bedroom, trying to comfort me.  I had a […]

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Post natal depression

Post Natal Depression

The Birth of a Newborn Baby This can be the most wonderful experience life has to offer. Two people who love each other deeply have given life to a new living human being who will be the center of attention in their lives going forward. They have spent the previous 9 months preparing for this […]

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repairing the physical damage.

Acquired Brain Injury and Depression

Acquired brain injury can be a consequence of a sporting injury, such as in football, or diving, a fall, a motor bike or car accident or a physical fight with somebody else. Below is a screenshot of a  question put to the Mayo Clinic regarding the association between a traumatic brain injury and depression. When […]

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Give love and you will receive love

The Only Reason I am Here

 “This is the only reason I am still here!” “Tiger is the only one who has time and love for me.” I am done with the wickedness of this world!” This photo was sent to me from someone who is very depressed. What was causing the depression was not something anyone had done or said. […]

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What is wrong with me?

Am I Suffering From Depression?

What is wrong with Me? I Can’t Function Like Other People! Am I Suffering Depression?  The following is a possible scenario involving some young people but one of them is suffering  undiagnosed depression. Friend: “Hey how about coming to the footy with us?” Johnny: “ I just don’t feel like it, I would rather stay […]

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The Best Ways to Help Someone With Depression

  Most of us know someone who is depressed at some time . Some of us know someone who is depressed nearly all the time. These are the tough ones and they need serious help. They are the ones most at risk of committing suicide so if we care about them at all we need […]

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Ian Thorpe, an Australian hero

A Well Known Aussie Overcomes Depression

Elite Athlete Overcomes Depression Most people will have heard of Ian Thorpe, who represented Australia an internationally recognized Olympic swimmer. Sink or Swim By age 24 Thorpie had already broken 22 world records in swimming. He was an Aussie Hero, loved and revered by all. You would think someone so young with so much going […]

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Signs and Syptoms of Depression

Depressed? Some Helpful Online Sites

Where to Find Help When You Need It  Most countries around the world provide resources for their people to access and get help when it is needed. You can help people you know with depression by going online. I would encourage anyone suffering from depression to seek help from any one of the sites listed […]

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