Anxiety and depression are two reasonably common mental health conditions. 13% of Australians have an anxiety related condition and 10% have depression or feelings of depression1.
Anxiety is common in new or challenging situations, and everyone experiences it from time to time. However, for people with an anxiety disorder, these anxious thoughts can become severe and can interrupt their daily life2.
Anxiety disorders can include Generalised Anxiety Disorder, specific phobias, panic disorder, Agoraphobia, Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and social anxiety disorder3.
Although everyone feels sad every so often, depression is a serious mental health condition where a feeling of sadness and emptiness lasts for a long period. Depression can affect every facet of your daily life.