We are happy to announce that this year National Family Portrait Month which is in July 2017 is raising funds for beyondblue.
3 million Australians are living with anxiety or depression
beyondblue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live.
Anxiety is more than just feeling stressed or worried. While stress and anxious feelings are a common response to a situation where we feel under pressure, they usually pass once the stressful situation has passed, or ‘stressor’ is removed.
Anxiety is when these anxious feelings don’t go away – when they’re ongoing and happen without any particular reason or cause. It’s a serious condition that makes it hard to cope with daily life. Everyone feels anxious from time to time, but for someone experiencing anxiety, these feelings aren’t easily controlled.
What is depression?
While we all feel sad, moody or low from time to time, some people experience these feelings intensely, for long periods of time (weeks, months or even years) and sometimes without any apparent reason. Depression is more than just a low mood – it’s a serious condition that affects your physical and mental health.
Suicide is the leading cause of death for Australians aged between 15 and 44, with around 3,000 people dying by suicide every year. That’s an average of eight people every day.1 For every suicide, there are tragic ripple effects for friends, families, colleagues and the broader community.
If someone you know seems to be struggling, reach out and connect with them. Showing that you care could make a huge difference in their life. If you are struggling yourself, you might feel better if you reach out for support, get treatment and start taking steps towards recovery.
- Photographers Click For Charity
Australia’s top portrait photographers are donating their talent and their time, and with your help are planning to help raise $10,000 for beyondblue…… www.beyondblue.org.au. The participating photographers are some of Australia’s best and they look forward to photographing you for this project. Please help us raise these much needed funds.
Wanted…. Mothers and Children
During the month of July 2017, we are looking for Mothers and Children to be photographed for an upcoming book called A MOTHERS LOVE…. An Unbreakable Bond. To be part of this exciting initiative, Mothers can simply REGISTER HERE with a $51 participation fee, all of which will be forwarded to beyondblue, to help raise our target of $10,000.
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