A new website is being launched today as the Ministry of Health targets youth depression in New Zealand.
The interactive website, www.thelowdown.co.nz, has has been created to help young New Zealanders understand and recover from depression.
It is a very nice website, a lot of interaction. Haven't seen one as good as this.
The Lowdown is a good place to be when your down.
There is some good information about depression, a self test for depression and addresses were you can get help.
Celebrities, actors, sportsmen and -women as well as musicians contributed to the site. Interviews with them are provided. Patients tell their own stories about their depression. There is also a chatroom. In the multimedia section you can listen to music tracks.
The site was developed and designed in consultation with youth, and includes online support services.