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What is depression
Definition, symptoms and much more

Related Conditions
Illnesses and conditions related to depression

Depression Q&A's
Answers to most often asked questions about depression

Help in your area
Resources for help available in your area

What's On in your area
Events of interest and/or help

Family and Friends
support for those living with people with depression

traditional and other that people have found helpful

a list of famous people who have had depression

quotes, poems and writings to provide you with Inspiration

various articles which are relevant and interesting

Your contributions
articles, quotes, poems etc sent in by you

Your stories
read others' experiences

relating to depression and a range of other related topics

In the news
from the Australian press

we will track down relevant research for you

Formal recognition for depressioNet.com.au!

About Us
Who are we?

Partners In Health
Helping us to provide depressioNet.com.au for you!

a list of helpful sites



The purpose of depressioNet.com.au is to empower 'people like us' to make informed choices
and find solutions to the challenges of living with depression.

This is an old version of the depressioNet.com.au website

Our new website is now located at

Current 24 hour telephone support is provided by:
Lifeline Australia

Visit our Links page for more resources

Here you will find a comprehensive resource for information, help to access professionals, treatments, tools, etc throughout Australia, and peer support via email and in our messageboard and chat rooms.

The Team behind the screens are 'people like us' = Australians living with depression and our families and friends.

A couple of things to know up front...
1. You are not alone !
2. A Team member is available via email to: team@depressioNet.com.au

3. If you are feeling unsafe visit the Keep Safe page.
4. By using this site you are agreeing to our Terms and Conditions

depressioNet.com.au relies on contributions from people like us to continue to provide 24 hour support for people living with depression. Make a donation so depressioNet.com.au will be here for others struggling with depression tomorrow.

Postcards For Happiness
“O Happy Day” – Postcards for Happiness is an art competition conceived by Jacqueline Gwynne, artist and supporter of this online resource for those affected by depression. The aim of this competition is to both increase awareness of depression and to promote the website service to a broader community.

What's New?
23 March 2010
This site has not been updated since late 2006.

Our new website is now at


Check any information you find here with your doctor

Past Site Updates


message board chat
The darkness doesn't keep business hours and neither do we! Our messageboards and chat rooms are for us to support and encourage each other. Post a message, chat with others who understand, or just read the boards to know you are not alone!
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'Help them to help us'
depressioNet.com.au supports research
into all aspects of depression.
We have research projects
listed that need our support!

Sharing and Learning
depressioNet.com.au supports mental health conferences.
We have conferences
listed that you might be interested in.

The Team are not medical professionals.
depressioNet.com.au is created by Australians from a variety of backgrounds who have had personal experiences with depression.   While we do our best to ensure all medical information is accurate and is checked by our Medical Advisory Team, we can take no responsibility for your health and well being.
If you are feeling unsafe and are not sure what to do, we have a page of helpful information to Keep You Safe
Please discuss any information you find here with your doctor or other health care professional. It is important for you to read and understand our disclaimer and accept our terms and conditions

Our Thanks!
We would like to thank our Partners In Health who provide much needed support and help us to remain truly independent so we can focus on the needs of people living with depression and related conditions as our first priority in all we do. Please visit their websites by clicking on the logo's below or visit our Partners In Health page to learn more about the support they provide and how we work in partnership with each organisation.

depressioNet.com.au has been approved by the HealthInsite Editorial Board to be a HealthInsite information partner.

Your feedback and input will be greatly appreciated.

If you have a service or product that may be of interest or help to people living with depression please
contact us for details on how to be listed or contribute.

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