Three million Australians are currently experiencing anxiety or depression. Every day, nearly eight people take their own lives.
For years now, beyondblue
has been doing as much work as possible to encourage people to learn about the symptoms and types of stress, anxiety
, which they could face or may already be experiencing.
In Australia, it's estimated that 45 per cent of people will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime.
In any one year, around 1 million Australian adults have depression, and over 2 million have anxiety.
hopes to provide everyone, young and old, with information to recognise how depression, anxiety and suicide
can affect people, and simple strategies to understand what to do if it happens to them, or someone close to them.
Because this affects all of us, we’re equipping everyone in Australia with the knowledge and skills to protect their own mental health. We’re giving people the confidence to support those around them, and making anxiety
part of everyday conversations.
And as well as tackling stigma, prejudice and discrimination, we’re breaking down the barriers that prevent people from speaking up and reaching out.