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Depression Awareness Campaign
ABOUT STRESS AND COPING
What is stress?
Statistics show that nearly twice as many women as men are affected by a depressive disorder each year and 20% of Australians will be affected by depression and 6% will experience a major depressive illness. Depression is one of the most common mental health problems in young people today.
- One third of individuals with depression that work have left their job because of their depression
- Of 300 people surveyed in Britain about their depression, one in three considered that they seldom or never received the support that they required
- 60% of these people surveyed believe that anxiety, loss of interest, low energy, poor concentration and poor sleep were the five aspects that had a severe effect on their lives