Hey there Guys. Today is the World Health Organisation's mental health day. Given the deadly nature of depression and that depression is very common I thought today is a chance to review the most common symptoms of depression. In Australia about one in five people will suffer with depression during any one year. Sadly the symptoms of depression is often ignored with many … [Read more...] about Could It Be Depression? The Symptoms Of Depression
Today in Australia we are asking people to take the time to stop and think about the mental health of our friends or work colleagues. Mental health issues are very common with one in six Australians likely to to suffer with an mental illness problem in their life. Today it's time to acknowledge this and to ask the question "are you ok?". R U OK day is an excellent … [Read more...] about R U OK?
Hey there Guys, As I posted earlier today I have been talking with the chief of staff and writer at The West Australian newspaper after my recent disappointing interaction. Tonight I received an apology letter from the journalist who had contacted me and it is appreciated. As it stands though I am still unsure if any moves are going to be made to ensure that gay and … [Read more...] about My Open Letter To A Writer At The West Australian
Hey there Guys, I was reading a post on Bipolar Bear's blog about a fantastic Australian's suicide prevention program called "R U OK?" This programme has been put together to help broach the fear and mis-information about suicide in particular in those under the age of 35. Suicide is the biggest killer of Australian men and women between the age of 15 and 35. With … [Read more...] about Are You Ok?
Hey there Guys, Today I wanted to touch on a very important topic, depression. Australian statistics show that one in six men will suffer with depression and recent studies show that these rates are even higher among gay men. Combine this with the statistic that men have over a three time risk of lethal suicide, you can understand my passion for sharing this … [Read more...] about Could It Be Depression?