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Anxiety and Depression

Why are anxiety disorders the most common mental illness in Australia today?

Life is happening to all of us, all day every day. When there is any part of life that we do not feel like we have the skills to respond to then our anxiety levels will increase and our behaviours will deteriorate.

Some of the symptoms of anxiety are:-

  • Constant thoughts and fears about personal safety

  • Extreme worry about attending social events

  • Anger

  • Feeling overwhelmed

  • Phobias obsessions low self esteem

  • Trouble sleeping  nightmares

  • Anxiety and Depression Gold Coast



When left untreated, sadness and grief can often lead to feelings of depression. Depression is sometimes formally diagnosed, yet many times left undiagnosed and untreated. Based on those who have received a formal diagnosis the statistics show that:

On average, 1 in 6 people will experience depression at some stage of their lives

Symptoms of depression

  • Persistent sadness or irritability

  • Feelings of helplessness or hopelessness

  • Isolation

  • Decrease or increase in appetite ( resulting in weight gain or loss)

  • Difficulty with sleep either not sleeping or oversleeping.


One in 16 young Australians (so 180,000 young people) currently experience depression in any one year (i.e., Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide)

Some ways to reduce Anxiety and Depression

  • Feel the hurt in your body release it by truly feeling and expressing the hurt

  • Acknowledge the challenging situation and then let it go

  • Exercise daily and eat healthy foods

Choose healthy thoughts and actions and introduce them slowly to your everyday life.

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