Belmont Alliance Against Depression

An integrated, community-based approach to tackling depression and suicide.

NEED HELP NOW?
If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please call 000 or visit your nearest hospital emergency department.

CRISIS SUPPORT LINES - 24/7
Mental Health Emergency Response Line
(MHERL) Crisis Support
1300 555 788

Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Service (CAMHS) Crisis Connect
1800 048 636

NEED TO TALK TO SOMEONE
Lifeline   13 11 14
Suicide Call Back Service   1300 659 467
Samaritans   13 52 47
Beyond Blue   1300 224 636
MensLine Australia   1300 789 978
Kids Helpline  1800 551 800
Headspace   1800 650 890
Open Arms   1800 011 046
13YARN   13 92 76
QLife   1800 184 527
Friendline   1800 424 287

MORE NUMBERS >

Physical Symptoms of Depression

Depression is an illness which affects the whole body not just the brain or mind. Anxiety can also often occur with depression.

In two-thirds of all cases, physical symptoms are often noticed first and can be the reason people initially visit their GP. This can make it difficult for depression to be recognised and diagnosed.

Typical Physical Symptoms Associated With Depression
• Reduced appetite and weight loss
• Loss of sexual interest
• Headaches
• Dizziness
• Heart problems
• Breathing problems
• Back pain
• Gastrointestinal complaints
• Abdominal pain

Typical Physical Symptoms Associated With Anxiety

• Chest tightness
• Shortness of breath
• Nausea
• Dizziness

(Source: https://ifightdepression.com)