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Methyr Road Uniting Church

Anxiety & Depression

Free Information Morning
Tuesday 26th February, 2019 10am -12pm

Anxiety is more than just feeling stressed or worried.  While stress and anxious feelings are a common response to a situation where we feel under pressure, they usually pass once the stressful situation has passed,or ‘stressor’ is removed.

Anxiety is when these anxious feelings don’t go away –when they’re ongoing and happen without any particular reason or cause.  It’s a serious condition that makes it hard to cope with daily life. Everyone feels anxious from time to time, but for someone experiencing anxiety, these feelings aren’t easily controlled.

Anxiety is the most common mental health condition in Australia but the sooner people with anxiety get support the more likely they are to recover. (Information source – Beyond Blue)

Depression is the second most common mental illness in Australia and, like anxiety, is often misunderstood.  It is more than simply feeling sad or down for a short time.  These feelings might be depression if they persist for most of the time for more than two weeks, or if you have lost interest or pleasure in previously enjoyable or absorbing activities, find yourself withdrawing from others, have difficulty concentrating, feel constantly overwhelmed or as if you are a failure, or any of a range of other symptoms which you can look up on the Beyond Blue website.

For the family and friends of those suffering from either depression or anxiety life can also be challenging as they seek to provide support.

To find about more about these conditions and how you might best support sufferers you are invited to a free information morning from 10.00a.m. – 12.00p.m. on Tuesday 26th February at Merthyr Road Uniting Church, New Farm.  RSVP for catering purposes to 3358 6945, or email office@mruca.org.au