Depression

Caring for someone depressed

Helping others curbs depression

Doing something nice for someone else often leaves people feeling good about themselves and positive about their place in the world.

Tips for carers

Your family member or friend has been diagnosed with a mental illness. What can you do to help?

Effects of mental illness on the family

Family life can be disrupted by the illness of a member. The stigma attached to mental illness often makes if difficult for the family and affected person to cope.

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Michael Simpson has been a senior psychiatric academic, researcher, and Professor in several countries, having worked at London University in the UK; McMaster University in Canada; Temple University in Philadelphia, USA.; and the University of Natal in South Africa.

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