Mental Illness can affect how a person feels, behaves and interacts with others. The symptoms can be so wverwhelming that sufferers have great difficulty with daily tasks that others take for granted. In more severe cases people with depressive disorders may not be able to get out of bed or care fro themselves properly.
During Mental Health Week, from October 9-15 2011, beyondblue will be helping to raise awareness of depression and anxiety and reduce the stigma associated with these conditions.
DID YOU KNOW.....
- Around 1 million Australian adults have depression and 2 million have anxiety disorders.
- 1 in 5 women and 1 in 8 men will experience depression in their lifetime
- Depression and anxiety are the most common mental disorders experienced by Australians, Depression alone is predicted to be one of the world's biggest health problems by 2020.
- Depression can be linked to family conflict, isolation or loneliness, unemployment, serious medical illness, and drug and alcohol abuse.
Depression is an illness, not a weakness - those struck down shouldn't be ashamed to seek help and they deserve to be free of financial worries while they are receiving treatment.
Income Insurance can help protect your lifestyle and support you through the financial stress that depression can cause.