What is Depression?
We all feel sad, moody or low from time to time. For some people these feelings can be felt intensely for long periods of time, weeks, months or even years. They could be experiencing them without an apparent reason or cause.
Depression is more than just feeling low. It is a serious condition that affect people’s physical and mental health.
Check out these short videos to hear how others have had the conversation with their health professional.
The locally created Farmer Wants a Healthy Life podcast series episodes:
- AFL to Life with Depression
- The Mental Tips
- From Footy Coach to Rural Outreach Worker
Share local stories of depression and supports available. The series is available on most podcast streaming platforms or at https://www.wwhs.net.au/Farmer-wants-a-healthy-life.
What is Anxiety?
Stress and anxious feelings are common and typical responses under pressure. These feelings usually pass once the stressful situation or the ‘stressor’ is gone. Anxiety, however, is more than just feeling stressed or worried.
If anxious feelings do not go away, happen without any particular reason or make it hard to cope with daily life, it could be a sign of an anxiety condition. There are several types of anxiety conditions including:
- Generalised Anxiety Disorder
- Social Anxiety
- Specific phobias
- Panic disorder
You can find out more about each at https://www.beyondblue.org.au/the-facts/anxiety/types-of-anxiety.
Know When Anxiety is Talking – Short video
Where to get help
- General Practitioner (GP)
- Psychiatrists / Psychologists
- Social Workers
- Rural Outreach Program (Wimmera / Mallee program)