3 Million Australians Are Living With Anxiety Or Depression.
In this day & age there are so many responsibilities & sometimes we do not always know how to assist and help those affected, as a small family business Proximity Plumbing is taking a stand to help those affected by doing our bit to raise awareness & money for Beyond Blue to help brighten the lives of those affected.
Beyond Blue works to raise awareness of depression, anxiety and suicide prevention, reduce the stigma surrounding these issues and to encourage people to seek support when they need it.
Many factors increase the risk of developing or triggering teen depression, including: Having issues that negatively impact self-esteem, such as obesity, peer problems, long-term bullying or academic problems. Having been the victim or witness of violence, such as physical or sexual abuse.
Depression and anxiety are among the most common mental health conditions experienced by young people. One in seven young men aged between 16 and 24 experience depression or anxiety each year.1
Often, the symptoms aren’t recognised and therefore young people don’t get the help they need. Sometimes, the signs are ignored or passed off as 'just part of growing up'.
If you think you, or someone you know, may have depression or anxiety:
Look for the signs of depression and anxiety
Talk about what’s going on
Listen to what your friend is going through
Take action together.