Help if you’re feeling down

“Are you okay?” Day is 8 September with the aim of providing support for people with or at risk of poorer mental health.

If you’re worried about a friend or family member, inquiring or offering support can be a bit tricky.

Learn about how to do this from their website that also has other helpful resources. https://www.ruok.org.au/

The Beyond Blue website also has excellent information and resources that might help: https://www.beyondblue.org.au/the-facts/depression

  • Signs and symptoms
  • The depression checklist
  • Treatment and support

Because people with HSP live with a chronic, progressive condition, the risk of a mental health condition such as depression is significantly higher than in the general population. Additionally, with already limited mobility for many, the enduring pandemic has increased the challenge of social interaction and made isolation more prevalent.

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