Mental Health Week 2016 - Depression and Anxiety
12 · October · 2016
Depression and anxiety are more common in Australia than you might think, with an average of 1 in 4 people experiencing either depression or anxiety in their lifetime. But what are depression and anxiety?
- Depression is more than just feeling a bit down. It is a prolonged state of feeling intense sadness for two weeks or more. Someone with depression may also feel worthless, tired, have difficulty concentrating, and lose interest or pleasure in activities they once enjoyed.
- Anxiety is when you feel stressed or worried for a long time with no real reason. Anxiety may start because the person is worried about something in particular, but it soon gets out of control and makes it hard to function day to day. People with anxiety often have physical symptoms as well, like a racing heart, sweating, dizziness, and hot flushes.
If you think you might be suffering from anxiety or depression – you are not alone. Contact the team at Hunterlink on our 24/7 Helpline on 1800 554 654.