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The Sonic Screwdriver (or Scio)

I am not totally obsessed with Doctor who, but I am obsessed with his screwdriver. You may not know what a Sonic Screwdriver is. A Sonic Screwdriver looks something like this: 367 more words

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Visiting Academic Interview - Martin Thomas

Our Surgeries have been greatly enriched by our occasional academic visitors. Those that I have had the opportunity to meet have been fascinating people, and yet few of us get the chance to chat to them much. 1,429 more words

Research

Brain-on-a-chip for understanding cortical circuit formation and function: a talk by Dr. Vincent Daria of Australian National University

by Marienette Morales Vega

The Department of Physics would like to invite you to the talk “Brain-on-a-chip for understanding cortical circuit formation and function” by Dr. 488 more words

Reaching out: Dr Graeme Smith

Every month I’ll be interviewing a humanities, arts or social science academic who engages extensively with their wider community, asking them about the kind of outreach they do and why they feel it’s important. 1,565 more words

Outreach

Salman Khoshroo paintings

Wanderer Exhibition

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“Salman Khoshroo, born 1983, spent his childhood years in New York. After a few intermittent years in Iran he went to study in the Australian National University, where he received his degree in Digital Art. 78 more words

Art Department

Recently, the former top US spy and Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper (June 2017) delivered a speech to the National Security College of the Australia National University, with the press in attendance. 2,143 more words

Politics

Defeating Depression

Nowadays, most people understand that depression is a very real condition. So if you are suffering from the illness, you no longer have to feel lost and confused. 494 more words

Health

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Defeating Depression

She faces the fight against depression

Depression is a real illness. Yes. Photo via Pexels.

Nowadays, most people understand that depression is a very real condition. So if you are suffering from the illness, you no longer have to feel lost and confused. Many steps can be taken to help you get better. The first of which is to equip yourself with the necessary information. There’s no escaping the fact that there’s a long road ahead. However, the five tips below will go a long way to aiding your cause. Embrace them immediately, and your fight against the condition will suddenly look a lot brighter. Right now, that’s all you could ever ask for. *Deal with other matters that could be adding to your negative feelings. There’s nothing worse than feeling restricted in your body, so combating sports injuries and similar issues is key. Meanwhile, investing in your physical health and body image is sure to increase your feelings of self-confidence too. These jobs won’t suddenly overcome the feelings of depression, but that positivity will offer a great starting point. Even if it’s simply getting a better night’s sleep. *Stop feeling alone. You wouldn’t face a physical illness alone, and you shouldn’t fall into this trap when hit with depression either. Simply talking to friends and family can take a huge weight off of your shoulders. They will be there to support you throughout the long journey ahead, and their advice could be key. More importantly, you’ll no longer have the uncomfortable feeling of keeping the issue bottled up. Another option is to join a group of fellow sufferers as their emotional support can make all the difference.
Help a friend or relative suffering in silence

Getting professional help for depression. Photo via Flickr.

*Seek professional help. Sessions with mental health experts can help unlock the source of your problems, which can then be used to find the best form of treatment. Meanwhile, using TMS for depression is an increasingly popular option that could lead to remission or reduced impacts. Either way, this is the only solution that will enable you to get the best and fastest response. *Embrace routines that will promote the positives and downplay the negatives. Each day, write down one thing that makes you feel grateful along with one concern. Keep the good notes in a jar or keepsake box while ripping up the bad one. It’s a simple gesture, but it can make you feel a lot better. Combine this with similar ideas to promote a healthy mindset, and the results will show in next to no time. *Check that the steps you have taken aren’t having a negative impact. Depression is a complex issue and can take many forms. Therefore, not all supplements and pills will be right for you. Getting the right prescription is vital. You can remove some of the financial strains with a discount card, which can also reduce the threat of increased depression. Depression is a serious condition but, with the right treatments, you can get better. Give yourself the best chance with each of those steps above, and you will not regret it.