Depression

Depression is a common medical condition. It can cause a low mood that doesn’t go away and can make us feel very sad or withdrawn. It interferes with the way we go about our everyday lives and can make it hard to cope.

 

Some people describe it as being in a really dark place that’s difficult to come back from. Others describe it as feeling numb.

 

It’s important to get help to manage depression. There are a range of approaches that can be utilised to treat depression, to support you in feeling better.

Understanding the signs and symptoms of depression, how they present in different people, and where to go to get help are important.

Signs and symptoms

Signs and symptoms of depression can be physical, emotional and impact on the way you think.

You might be feeling:
You may be thinking:

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While we all experience mood changes in response to life’s events, some people’s moods…

Suicide & Self-harm

By learning the warning signs, anyone can help to prevent suicide by following this advice…

Anxiety

Feeling anxious is one way our bodies keep us safe from danger. But sometimes we can…

post traumatic stress disorder

Depression can happen to anyone.
In fact, 1 in 16 people in Australia are affected by depression every year…

other mental health conditions

Mental health experts advocate wellbeing as a way of improving our lives. Wellbeing helps us stay…

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Self Seen and privacy

Every effort has been made to ensure that all contact with Self Seen is secure and confidential. When you talk to someone at Self Seen nothing said (or written) can be passed on to anyone outside the Self Seen team without your permission. There are a few exceptions, such as if we are concerned about your safety or the safety of someone else. In these instances, we will try to talk to you first about what needs to happen and what additional supports you may need to help you be safe.

 

If necessary, we may need to pass on your contact information (if you have supplied it) to authorities who can help protect you and/or others, such as a crisis service or the police. Where possible, we will let you know if our concerns reach the point where we need to involve other services.

 

Disclosure of the information we collect
We will not disclose your personal information to any third parties without your consent, unless permitted or required to do so by law. In particular when we exercise our duty of care.

 

Duty of care

Our duty of care In certain circumstances, if your communication with us raises safety concerns we will try to contact you to check that you and/or others are safe. If necessary, we may need to pass on your contact information (if you have supplied it) to authorities who can help protect you and/or others, such as a crisis service or the police. Where possible we will work with you openly, letting you know if our concerns reach the point where we need to involve other services.

 

We are obliged to try to protect you and/or others if the information you submit tells us that:

 

  • you are being seriously hurt by someone else
  • you are thinking of seriously harming yourself 
  • someone else is being, is likely to be, seriously hurt by you or another person 


If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy or Duty of Care please email us at bcudmore@selfseen.com.au