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Coping with grief

It will become easier, over time, to cope with grief. Follow these strategies to cope with grief or learn how to support someone else who is grieving.

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Sadness

We all feel down sometimes, but if feelings of sadness or worry last more than 2 weeks, it may be a sign of depression or other mental condition.

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Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that only appears at certain times of the year. Learn how treatment can make a difference.

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Grief and loss

It’s the natural emotional response to losing someone who was close to you, but grief can also follow serious illness, divorce or other loss.

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Unpleasant thoughts

If you are feeling down or are depressed, it may mean you are very critical of yourself and have become focused on the negative aspects of your life.

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Depression - symptoms, types, treatment

There’s more to depression than ‘the blues’. If you’re sad for weeks, lack energy or no longer enjoy things you used to, you could be depressed.

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Just for kids: your feelings and mental health

If you're a kid, find out who you can talk to about mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, bullying, cyberbullying and drugs and alcohol abuse.

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Symptoms of depression

Depression (also known as major depression, or clinical depression) is a medical condition where people experience long and intense periods of low mood which affects their ability to function.

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Living with cancer

Having cancer can lead a range of emotions Find out more about getting support and help from trusted resources.

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All about depression

Depression is a common mental illness. Learn more about the different types, how to deal with depression and to care for someone suffering from the condition.

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and mental health

Aboriginal and Torres Strait People still face many disadvantages in terms of education, employment and earning power; which continue to erode the social and emotional wellbeing of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

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