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Depression in men

Help is available:
Andrology Australia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1300 30 38 78 Australian Psychological Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1800 333 497
(Find a Psychologist)

beyondblue info line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1300 22 4636 Carers Australia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1800 242 636 Centrelink Family Assistance and Parent Information Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 61 50 Continence Foundation of Australia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1800 33 00 66 Foundation 49 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 03 9508 1567 Kids Help Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1800 551 800 Lifeline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 11 14
(24 hour phone counselling)

Mensline Australia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1300 789 978 Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1800 22 00 99 Relationships Australia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1300 364 277 SANE Helpline (Monday to Friday office hours) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1800 187 263 Suicide Call Back Service Referral Line. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1300 659 467 Trans-Help Foundation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1300 787 996
(Support for transport drivers and their families)

Emergency (Police, Fire, Ambulance) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dial 000


Information on mens health www.49.com.au www.andrologyaustralia.org Information on male reproductive health www.beyondblue.org.au Information on depression and where to get help www.carersaustralia.com.au Information, referral and support for carers www.centrelink.gov.au Information on income support and referrals to counsellors www.continence.org.au Information on incontinence www.counsellingonline.org.au Online drug and alcohol counselling www.crufad.org Information on depression, anxiety and its management www.depressionet.com.au Online information and support forums www.ecouch.anu.edu.au Information on depression and anxiety www.farmsafe.org.au Information on health and safety for farmers/families www.kidshelpline.com.au Online counselling for young people www.menslineaus.org.au Support for men with family and relationship problems www.moodgym.anu.edu.au Online psychological therapy www.prostate.org.au Information about prostate cancer www.psychology.org.au Australian Psychological Society Find a psychologist www.reachout.com.au Information to help young people through tough times www.relationships.com.au Relationships Australia relationships counselling www.transhelpfoundation.com.au Advice and support for transport drivers and their families

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beyondblues website for young people info. on depression

www.beyondblue.org.au 1300 22 4636

Depression in men

Stress
Its important to note that stress is not depression. However, acute distress, associated with tough times, can occur and may be a risk factor for depression if it persists.

Stress Busters Helpful Hints


Avoid isolation spend time with friends and family. Find positive ways to let off steam. Dont bottle up feelings. Try to eat well and get enough rest. Reduce caffeine, nicotine, alcohol and marijuana. Exercise every day. It improves well-being. Identify what is important and prioritise. Learn to say no. Depression is not a weakness, its a serious condition for which effective treatments are available medical, non-medical or a combination of both. If you or someone you know has some of these common symptoms of depression and theyve persisted for more than two weeks, please consult a doctor or other health professional. With the right treatment, most people recover from depression.

Depression Indicators
Tiredness Sleeping problems Feeling sick and rundown Changes in appetite Overuse or reliance on alcohol, prescribed or illicit drugs Persistent feelings of sadness Feelings of failure, worthlessness or guilt Feeling overwhelmed Loss of interest or pleasure in activities Withdrawal from family and friends Frequent anger or frustration Lack of confidence Poor concentration or indecisiveness

beyondblue is proud to acknowledge the support of Movember in raising awareness of depression and anxiety in men.

For more information on depression, treatments and where to get help visit www.beyondblue.org.au or call 1300 22 4636 (local call).
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