Anxiety & Depression

It’s OK to seek help

Aug 18, 2022

“The thing I’d like people to know, especially if you’re a male, is it’s okay to seek help,” says Dave*, an ordinary outback Aussie bloke who struggled through years of depression and anxiety. “The first step is by far the toughest step that you’ll have to take.” “It’s not always…

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Telehealth helped Julie overcome depression and loneliness

Aug 18, 2022

Long time Central West Queensland resident Julie* was referred to Outback Futures by the local nurse navigator with symptoms of long term depression. Julie was over 70 years of age, lived alone in a small remote community, and expressed feelings of extreme loneliness. She had trouble leaving the house due…

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Stuck in the dam mud?

Apr 11, 2022

Most of us go through times when we feel stuck. You know, like when you’re in the mud on the side of the dam and your feet sink deep.  Moving in any direction is hard work. You take a step and the mud sucks your foot right back down. You…

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Who do I talk to? Psychologists, counsellors and psychiatrists

Apr 7, 2022

When we have conversations about mental health, people might talk about seeing a psychologist, counsellor or psychiatrist. Maybe you’ve wondered what the difference is between the three, or if in fact there’s any difference at all?  Here are some quick facts that might help:  While psychologists, counsellors and psychiatrists have…

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