Looking for Aussies to join and share their stories, photos, music, links or whatever when it come to living with anxiety and/or depression.
23 days agoBob Today is International Men’s Day, a good opportunity to give the men in our lives a pat on the back and talk about the important topic of mental health.
Men sometimes feel they need to be tough and not talk about feeling down but a conversation can make a big difference to a mate’s wellbeing.
If you’re concerned about a friend or loved one take a look at our fact sheet on helping someone with a mood disorder for some tips on how to strike up a conversation:23 days ago
80 days agoBob SANE Australia
In Sydney? Looking for something to do this afternoon?
See the one-off screening of acclaimed film The Sunnyboy which includes a Q&A with the director and cast!
The Sunnyboy follows the journey of Jeremy Oxley, enigmatic lead singer of the 80′s band The Sunnyboys as he emerges from a 30-year battle with schizophrenia.
An inspiring story of hope, survival and unconditional love.
For tickets visit - http://bit.ly/1cIcbH780 days ago
Check out the latest Black Dog research findings:
Mood and anxiety disorders are associated with chronic physical conditions
www.blackdoginstitute.org.au170 days ago
196 days agoBob Today is World No Tobacco Day . . .
As many as 32 per cent of Australians with a mental illness smoke — increasing to between 60 and 73 per cent for those living with severe mental health conditions such as schizophrenia.
Developed by SANE Australia the fact sheets 'Supporting someone with a mental illness to quit smoking' and 'Smoking and mental illness: A guide for health professionals' can be downloaded here - http://bit.ly/16jIz3w
SANE.org also offers personal guide books to help people quit smoking - visit http://bit.ly/10WD2XE196 days ago
We’re excited to soon be launching a new Black Dog online magazine.
The magazine will be packed full of leading edge research, education updates, personal stories and community fundraising news.
To make sure you don’t miss out on receiving the first edition subscribe here:
http://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/subscribe/index.cfm219 days ago
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Congratulations to Lifeline for 50 years of supporting Australians during times of crisis!
If you need crisis support contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or http://bit.ly/10UhNLY
For information, advice and referral regarding mental illness contact the SANE Helpline on 1800 18 SANE (7263) www.sane.org/information/helpline270 days ago
274 days agoAnxious Aussie I also have the problem with relapsing, I start to feel good especially on Zoloft. I think hey I can do this, be drug free and happy. But We can't help the chemical imbalances in our brains. I'm just about to start on Meds for ADHD, and anxiety, depression follows but only because I get upset about the previous 2 ... MSG me to talk about meds or whatever !249 days ago
On Sunday, 10th February the Black Dog Institute showed support for the LGBTQI community by attending Fair Day, the first official event of Sydney Mardi Gras season.
The family friendly picnic day was a great success with entertainment, stalls and activities for all to enjoy.
We’d like to shout out a big Thank You to our wonderful Black Dog volunteers who hosted an informatio305 days ago
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good to hear but very hard to do i guess the easy way is to let urself get lost in ur depression and go deaper into it rather than having the strength to pull thru it and change the way u think. i usually let it take me rather than fight it and i just end up more misarable for no good reason. i admire... [read more]
Last replied by pandora on Thursday, 14 March 2013