It can affect anyone. It doesn’t discriminate. Teachers. Doctors. Cleaners. Judges. It doesn’t care.
It can eat you up. It sleeps with you. It follows you.
It affects everyone around you.
3 Million Australians are living with depression and anxiety.
THREE MILLION! I say that again because it is 3,000,000 Mums. Sons. Fathers. Friends.
According to Beyond Blue, on average, 1 in 6 people – 1 in 5 women and 1 in 8 men – will experience depression at some stage of their lives.
Literally Darling has published one of the most insightful pieces I have read. It tells what it is like watching someone close to you live under the cloud of depression.
Here is the link -> ‘Loving someone with depression’ Please read it. Please take the time.
What makes it worse is that people living in rural areas have an increased risk of developing mental illness. The Central West is rural. Our nests are rural. Your loved ones are rural.
If you, or someone close to you need help please contact your local GP or Beyond Blue. Don’t hide in the shadows. Ask for help. Seek assistance.