Surfing out of the depths

Kathleen Griffiths

“Depression has been judged by experts to be as debilitating to the individual as multiple sclerosis. It is responsible for more disability in Australia than any other medical condition and has been estimated to cost Australian workplaces over 6 billion dollars annually. It compromises a person’s capacity to enjoy social relationships and to achieve academically. It is the source of immense emotional pain and is the leading cause of suicide. Despite this, many people with depression fail to seek help …”