Mental Health - Depression

Depression is more than just a low mood – it’s a serious condition that affects your physical and mental health.

But when you’re feeling down, taking action to call in extra support is the responsible thing to do. Trying to go it alone when you’re feeling down increases the risk of depression or anxiety going unrecognised and untreated.

I want to increase my awareness, get involved and decrease Male suicide in Australia

What is depression?

While we all feel sad, moody or low from time to time, some people experience these feelings intensely, for long periods of time (weeks, months or even years) and sometimes without any apparent reason. Depression is more than just a low mood – it’s a serious condition that affects your physical and mental health.

Personal stories

Featured below are people sharing their experience and advice about seeing a health professional to talk about depression. These are real stories by real people about the recovery journey and a remind that there is support available. If you want more information or prefer to talk it through, you can contact beyondblue’s Support Service.

 

September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day

Today is Suicide Prevention Australia – World Suicide Prevention Day. 6 Males suicide every 24 hours in Australia and since having our inaugural Save This Date – I’m Just A Man #2 on 22/11/17, 1500 Males have suicided, a number greater than the road toll.

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What causes anxiety?

An anxiety condition isn't developed or caused by a single factor but a combination of things. A number of other factors play a role, including personality factors, difficult life experiences and physical health.  Family history of mental health conditions Some people...

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Mental Health Awareness

Men are known for bottling things up. But when you’re feeling down, taking action to call in extra support is the responsible thing to do. Trying to go it alone when you’re feeling down increases the risk of depression or anxiety going unrecognised and untreated....

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Over 1500 Males have suicided in 10 months since I’m Just a Man event last year...

Suicide can be Prevented, find out how you can Increase your awareness, get involved and reduce this Major Epidemic affecting all Australians TODAY!

6 MALES COMMIT SUICIDE EVERY 24 HOURS

I want to increase my awareness, get involved and decrease Male suicide in Australia.

Justin Geange is a community ambassador for RUOK as well as being a part of the Suicide Prevention Australia Lived Experience Speakers Bureau.

Having his own battles with Bipolar and Depression and a lived experience of suicide, Justin is passionate about starting conversations with people in regards to Mental Health and suicide prevention.

Andrew Griffiths

Known for being a bestselling author and a global presenter. Over many years, I’ve learned that there are three important keys to success - resilience, belief and determination. Master these and everything changes.

Warren Davies – The Unbreakable Farmer

He began the journey of piecing back together his life, but the road has been long, through his Resilience, Persistence and Determination, he now imparts his skills and pays forward his unique stories, their moral relevant to all ages, from the country to the city, a farmer or the CEO of a large corporation.

Founder - Jim Skivaladas

Dr Jim Skivalidas is a chiropractor in Port Melbourne and had a life changing event happen to 3 years ago. From this I'm Just a Man was born.

Nikki Fogden-Moore - Mojo Maker

Known as the Mojo Maker for high achievers, Nikki specialises in working with super driven individuals and companies to find the ultimate blend of healthy, wealthy and wise for effortless success.

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