Category Archives: depression

review of 3 books on depression

by Keith Condie, here:

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depression links

Thanks to Eric, here are some links to sites dealing with depression in one way or another:

– numerous resources, in cluding a fantastic online DipEd programme.

– helpful resources, including video clips

– a Christian website from Richard Beeston. He recently published a book on depression through Blue Bottle Books – the journey of a married couple.

– the website to go along with 2 illustrated books by Matthew Johnstone, which talk about living with depression, and living with someone else who has depression

[The pic above is from that site – what not to do to someone with ‘the black dog’ of depression – be an ‘Armchair General’]

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‘The Shed’ this Saturday – men and depression

Hi guys, (ladies, please tell your husbands or boyfriends to come to this – it will benefit you if they do!)Just a reminder that ‘The Shed’ is on this Saturday morning, 7.30 – 9.30am, at the CEC.
Free hot breakfast.Peter Pereira, a Pastor and a Psychologist, will be speaking on the topic of ‘Anxiety and Depression’. This is a HUGE issue for men.
We will be interviewing someone who wrestles with Depression; there will be Q & A with the Speaker, and there will also be resources available for further reading on the topic. Really not to be missed.
Love to see you there. If you know u r coming, could you please drop me a line via the church office: 88581111.

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disturbing news on childhood depression

Melbourne University child psychiatry professor Alasdair Vance said childhood depression had increased fourfold in the past 30 years, was affecting children earlier and was actually changing their genetic structure.

“The genetic material changes its configuration so that it is less likely to produce particular proteins. Genes don’t change that quickly — it’s the environmental influence,” he told an audience of 250 at Federation Square in a conversation with Dr Freier and Women’s Forum Australia director Melinda Tankard-Reist.

Professor Vance said 100,000 Australian children were being treated for depression. By 2020 depression would be second to cardiac problems in the World Health Organisation list of most significant disorders.

Ms Tankard-Reist said Australian culture was toxic for girls, leading to more self-harm, body-image dissatisfaction, eating disorders and lower self-esteem. “They are now expected to be hot saucy tweens on the prowl rather than active, healthy girls.”
She said girls were being prematurely sexualised, bombarded by messages from a “pornified” culture long before they were able to cope.

“Kids aren’t allowed to be kids very long any more. One-in-five 12-year-old girls is using vomiting and fasting to keep weight down and a quarter of young girls would like plastic surgery.
“There are now gossip magazines for five and six-year-olds, telling them how to look hot and catch a boy. There are pole-dancing classes for children in Sydney,” she said.
“Priceline has a range of make-up for kids, including Hugh Heffner’s ‘Tie Me to The Bedpost’ lip gloss. Girls should be told this is sleazy old grandpa lip gloss.”

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