Knowing anxiety and depression

Recognising the signs and symptoms of these common mental health conditions is the first step to getting support and recovering.

Concerned about your mental health?

beyondblue’s interactive checklist measures whether you may have been affected by depression or anxiety recently.

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Understand the signs and symptoms of different types of anxiety.

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We all feel down sometimes, but when is it a sign of something more serious?

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Suicide warning signs

Learn how to recognise when someone is at risk of hurting themselves.

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How often should you feel sad?

Everyone feels sad from time to time. How do you know when it’s something more serious? Medibank mental health expert Georgia Karabatsos sheds some light on the topic.

Understanding mental health conditions

Am I just worried, or is it anxiety?

Understand what’s healthy when it comes to feeling anxious.

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Listen now: Recognising the signs of perinatal depression and anxiety

Common symptoms to look out for and how to tackle them head-on

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Anxiety explained

Learn more about anxiety

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Depression explained

Find out more about depression

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Getting support

In many ways, mental health conditions are no different to physical ones.

Many of us will experience one at some stage in our lives. Some of them are short-term and some stay with us for years.

And just like a physical illness, you usually need treatment or support to recover.

What next?

Think you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health condition? Understand where to get support and how to be there for someone.

Being there for someone

Want to support a friend with a mental health condition? beyondblue can help you have the conversation with young people.

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Who can help?

The sooner you seek support for anxiety and depression the sooner you can recover. beyondblue explains the options.

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Talking to young men

Talking about mental health can be particularly hard for some young men. Find out how to best support someone in your life.

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Looking for more information or support?

Call the beyondblue Support Service on 1300 22 4636 24 hours a day, 7 days a week,  visit their website to chat online (3pm-12am AEST) .

Staying well

Coping with stress as a student

It’s totally normal to feel stressed as a student.

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How to build mental resilience

5 tips to build mental resilience

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10 best mental health apps

Tracking your mental health is in your hands

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How alcohol can make anxiety worse

Reaching for a glass to relax might not be the best idea.

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Exercise for mental health

How and why exercise can help with mental illness

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10 ways to bring mindfulness into your day

Simple ways to welcome mindfulness into your life

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