A 20 year veteran of politics, Jeff Kennett sees his not-for-profit work addressing depression in Australia as more important.
There is wisdom in seeking a listening ear. Mary Barnabas considers the benefit of visiting a counsellor.
My doctor increased my antidepressant dose. This has resulted in side effects, such as a dry mouth and tingling in my hands.
When we go shopping she does not want to use the public toilets because she hates seeing herself in those mirrors.
It took almost 20 years before I was diagnosed with an underactive thyroid gland and treated for hypothyroidism.
A relationship break up can lead to depression and even suicidal thoughts. Getting help is imperative and medication should be approached holistically.
I have hope that some day I may cope without the pills, but for now I need them.