Experiences of depression and recovery in Australia


In this section you can find out about the experience of depression and recovery by seeing and hearing people share their personal stories on film. Our researchers travelled all around Australia to talk to 39 people in their own homes. Find out what people said about issues such as childhood, therapies, self-help and impact on work and family. We hope you find the information helpful and reassuring.

This section of the website was developed on behalf of beyondblue: the national depression initiative, a not-for-profit organisation in Australia, to promote the experiences of people who have lived with depression and/or anxiety, and aid those who may be experiencing similar problems.
You can start viewing topics by clicking 'Next Topic' above, or selecting from the list on the left. You can also view 'People's Profiles' from the tab above.

You may also be interested in our other mental health sections and our section on young people’s experiences of depression and low mood.

Supported by:
beyondblue: the national depression initiative
Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Project (LP 0990229)
Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

Publication date: October 2011
Last reviewed: January 2016.
Review date: January 2018.


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