Understand what depression is, know the signs, discover ways to tackle depression and learn about available support.
Mental health issues can affect anyone, and it is estimated that 1 in 4 young people aged between 16-24 have experienced a least 1 mental health issue in the last 12 months, with depression and anxiety being the most common. However, 54% of people do not access any treatment and mental health can be worsened by delayed treatment.
You may be experiencing depression if you have felt felt several of the signs and symptoms listed on this page for more than two weeks.
Because depression can lead to thinking and behaviour that is harmful, if your mood does not improve, it is important to seek help. Book a free appointment with the RMIT Counselling Service.
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RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.