Australian Genetics of Depression Study

A few months ago, I came across an article about the Australian Genetics of Depression study who were putting a call out for participants. The study, which is being performed by QIMR Berghofer, is part of an international collaboration which aims to identify the genetic risks factors associated with clinical depression and how a person’s genes could influence the risk of developing depression. From firsthand experience, depression is not easy to treat. I have trialled four different medications, my most recent being last week so… View Post

Men’s Health Week 2017: Cameron’s Story

Did you know that on average, 1 out of 8 men will experience depression in their lives? Or that 1 in 5 men will experience anxiety? Sadly, only 1 in 4 men who experience anxiety or depression will seek treatment. Out of the 3,000 suicides in Australia a year, 75% are men. This equates to an average of 6 men taking their lives each day. Still doesn’t seem like much? Suicide is the leading cause of death in men under the age of 54. The stigma… View Post