DEPRESSION & ANXIETY

Depression and anxiety are prevalent mental health concerns, often coexisting and impacting various aspects of daily life. From changes in sleep patterns to shifts in mood and motivation, Roslyn provides compassionate support, helping you navigate the complexities of these conditions. Explore a path to resilience as we delve into the nuanced symptoms and evidence-based strategies for managing depression and anxiety.

More about depression & anxiety

Depression and anxiety are amongst the most commonly experienced mental health concerns. A person might have symptoms of one, or the other, or both at the same time, and having a mix of both is not at all unusual.

 

The kinds of symptoms associated with depression include changes to sleep (being unable to sleep well, or sleeping too much), changes to appetite (loss of appetite or eating more than usual), low or depressed mood, feeling tired out or fatigued for no apparent reason, low or loss of motivation, finding it hard to concentrate and remember things, loss of interest and enjoyment in usually-enjoyable activities, finding it hard to make even simple decisions, being irritable or intolerant, withdrawing from family and friends, and feeling hopeless and helpless. A person who is depressed will tend to see themselves and the world in a very negative way.

Whilst occasionally feeling a bit down for a day or two is not unusual, if the symptoms persist over more than two weeks, it might be a sign of depression.

 

Symptoms associated with anxiety include feeling stressed and nervous most of the time, finding it very hard to calm down, physical tension, tending to be focused on worried thoughts, disturbed sleep, finding it hard to concentrate and the mind going blank, and feeling tired out very easily. There might be specific situations or events that trigger feelings of anxiety. Similarly to depression, if these symptoms persist for more than a few weeks, or continue after the event or situation that triggered them has passed, then it might be sign of anxiety.

 

More information is available at www.beyondblue.org.au and www.blackdoginstitute.org.au

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If you are in a crisis, if another person may be in danger, or if you are experiencing suicidal or homicidal thoughts, don’t use this site. Call 000 or the following resources can provide you with immediate help.

Beyond Blue

Talk to a trained mental health professional any time of the day or night. Calls are confidential.

Lifeline

24-hour crisis support telephone service. Lifeline provides 24/7 crisis support and suicide prevention services.

Mental Health Access Line

NSW Health's 24/7 statewide phone service which links people with NSW Health mental health services. It is a free service.

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