Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Depression: It Hurts All

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Depression: It Hurts All

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Bianca Box


DEPRESSION is an illness that can affect everyone and throughout the course of our lives will impact everyone in one shape or form.

Denise Reichenbach from Relationships Australia said depression; in particular teenage depression, was a serious issue that needed to be addressed immediately.

C[pounds sterling]The teenage years are very difficult to begin with as children are starting to build their own personality and are very vulnerable to bullying and peer pressure,C[yen] she said.

C[pounds sterling]Open communication is the best method. Sometimes you might not even notice your child has depression unless you talk about it.C[yen]

Ms Reichenbach says there are many signs parents can look out for if they are concerned their child might have depression.

C[pounds sterling]Anxiety, panic attacks, difficulty to concentrate, suicidal thoughts, withdrawals from their friends, a lack of motivation and excessive worrying are all signs to watch out for when looking for depression. …

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