Have the conversation

If you're going through a tough time and have depression, anxiety or suicidal thoughts, talking about your feelings can be hard. But keeping silent could make it seem even worse. You don't have to go through this alone, support from friends, family or a health professional can help with your recovery.

If you're worried about someone and avoiding starting a conversation with them about your concerns, simply letting them know you care can make a big difference.  

With the advice of people who are familiar with depression and anxiety Beyond Blue has developed information that can help people have a conversation that might be difficult.

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    It'll be just one case where you do check in, that somebody will then find the confidence to finally open up.

Resources to help you have the conversation

Beyond Blue works closely with people who have experienced anxiety and depression. Their suggestions, based on personal experience, have been used to create resources to help you have the conversation about mental health

We know that talking about the way you are feeling is the first step to feeling better and we want to help you to start this conversation.



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The Have the conversation program and resources were funded with donations from Movember.

We would also like to thank the many blueVoices members who have contributed to this resource through consultation and video interview. 

Their suggestions, from personal experience, on how to have supportive conversations about anxiety and depression form the basis of this resource.