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Posted: Wed May 02, 2012 7:25 pm
Tammy Franks Greens MLC
My Capril motion just passed the Upper House. I'm thankful to all MPs and everybody else who 'caped up' for Capril to support beyondblue and raise awareness about depression and anxiety issues. Vale Richard Marsland.
Tammy Franks is a Greens member of the South Australian Legislative Council, and personal friend. She's announced this on facebook though her non-personal political account. I'd suggest you all consider liking it! I still have to check exactly what the motion is exactly though!
Posted: Tue May 08, 2012 5:37 pm
I just wanted to thank everybody who contributed to Capril this year, who bought a shirt or baudrillard's art (and of course baudrillard himself) or just made a flat out donation. And of course everyone who got into the spirit and wore their capes during April to raise awareness.
Capril seems to be growing just as we hoped it would. The $5000 target was reached and even slightly surpassed. The South Australian politicians have done some tremendous work for Capril as well as suicide prevention and awareness.
Of course the Capril team of Angus, Megan, Tracey and a brilliant effort from the newest member of the team John.
Hopefully Capril will continue to grow over the years to come and perhaps the stigma of depression will be lifted, and ultimately, the Richards of this world will no longer fall victim to themselves
Posted: Tue May 08, 2012 7:10 pm
dizzystuff wrote:I just wanted to thank everybody who contributed to Capril this year, who bought a shirt or baudrillard's art (and of course baudrillard himself) or just made a flat out donation. And of course everyone who got into the spirit and wore their capes during April to raise awareness.
Oh no no it's not my art!! My god! I think the first time I didn't put it in quotes enough to convey I was quoting someone else who had posted about it ont the Get This page on facebook. Jeessh! My god. No I just wasn't sure whether to put the person's name or not. But no it's thanks to him, not me. Oh my. My mistake, I should have put more quotation marks around it. Sorry if that got misunderstood.
dizzystuff wrote:Just bought a print of the "Get This" art baudrillard has done. Very nice work by the way.
Oh god... How did I miss this. Sorry Dizzy. Oh my. I should have used quotations more sorry I was pasting straight from facebook and didn't put quote wrappers around it... OMG! I just wasn't sure whether to use the guy's name or not, but I think Chop already mentioned him by name... Gawd...
Sorry to end the thread with me having to clarify that. Oh my. I'll add my thoughts on the subject in general to try and make up for that.
Thank you to everyone who contributed and remember depression is something that really is shied away from, people don't like to admit it to others or sometimes even to themselves. If you see someone in need and you can only even just glimpse it, don't make the mistake of not asking about it. People who are depressed can be some of the most creative people in the world, little do we know although sometimes we obviously do, but there are those who are able to find ways of talking or expressing themselves that help them deal with their feelings, however it can also become something unaddressed and shameful and hidden that they cannot ever really let people see. The act they can put on can be brave and open or it can be more meek and mild, but if you do notice someone who you care about and know, who you even suspect is in some way suffering, let them know you're there. That you care. That they can talk to you. Ask them, and even if they appear reticent, but if you can still see the possibility that that's how they're feeling, try and approach it later in a different way, open up yourself about times you have felt down perhaps if you have.
Just remember depression isn't an obvious thing and the more someone makes other people aware of it, the more frightening that can be for that person, because it means that other people know and are worried, and will be even more deeply hurt. The serious cases where you'd expect the least are an obvious fact of the matter. It's something people hide so that they can try to minimise the hurt others feel if they do something. That way there can't be the "but I could have" questions that could plague one. If it's something they've kept to themselves in their minds that's how they in turn care for your feelings. Let them know you care and that they can talk to you. And subtly point them to initiatives like Beyond Blue. We've had a lot of funding taken out of mental health and the numbers are always rising and they're doing a great job. Vale Richard.
Posted: Tue May 08, 2012 8:09 pm
Well said baudrillard. I recently read a long forum discussion elsewhere regarding depression (and how to come out of a low point) and a lot of the people who didn't know someone with depression/ hadn't been exposed to it were posting unhelpful comments like "you should just cheer up" and "people who try to kill themselves are so selfish". There is a perception that people with a mental illness are crazy old men who push coke cans around in shopping trolleys - it will take a lot to change that view. Well done to everyone who helped with Capril!
Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:28 pm
just reminding everyone that Capril is once again upon us so dont forget to wear your capes, spread the word and of course remember Richard.
So head on over to http://www.capril.org
Also if anyone has planned or knows of a Capril event let us know, its always good to see another cape out and about.
Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:58 pm
Capril is almost over people. so get your capes on and get out there.
you can also head over to the Capril website http://www.capril.org
and the Capril facebook page http://www.facebook.com/cape.april
while you're at it why not donate to beyond blue. only $2380 so far. well short on last year so get at it. if you need more incentive, remember, everything over $2 is tax deductible.
Re: The Capril Thread
Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:17 pm
Happy Capril 2014!
Some PR on 612 ABC with Megan Orrin this morning
Swirl one on and/or donate some cash and/or talk to someone (be it for your benefit or theirs!)
Re: The Capril Thread
Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:19 pm
^actually my post
It signed me out