The Coronavirus has made an impact on all of us. Either it be business, your personal life, even catching up with friends and family. Businesses have had to close their doors. 1,000's of workers are out of jobs. No money is coming in, and the bills are starting to pile up. Suicide and suicidal thoughts remain a leading health concern for people of all ages in Australia. Especially during this dark time. There are services available for you if you need help, or just need to talk to someone: https://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/ https://www.beyondblue.org.au/ https://www.lifeline.org.au/ https://www.ruok.org.au/ Everyone feels sad or down sometimes, especially during tough times. Feeling sad or upset is a normal reaction to difficult situations. But, if you have these feelings intensely for long periods of time and are having trouble with normal activities, you may be experiencing depression.
In any one year, around one million people in Australia experience depression. One in six women and one in eight men will experience depression at some time in their life. The good news is, depression is treatable and effective treatments are available. The sooner a person with depression seeks support, the sooner they can recover.