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My Story With: Craig

668. By itself that is an innocuous number. But when I tell you that is how many people took their own lives in the past year in New Zealand it has a lot more meaning. That is 668 people...

My Story With: Courtney

2018 is the year that marks my three year anniversary of surviving suicide. What makes someone who seemingly from the outside, seemed absolutely fine, to do something so drastic to themselves? Let’s start from the top. I have battled...

My Story With: Kelly

I’m more than happy to share my story and when I was asked if I’d like to write about it, I said yes without a second thought. However, it’s taken me weeks to finally sit down and type it...

My Story With: Samantha

One of my best friends Chris Richards unfortunately lost his battle with mental illness in January… he had been battling his own demons for a couple of years now, before deciding to end it by jumping from a cliff...

My Story With: Shane

When I was 17 my best friend Corey needed footy players for this new Colts team. When I say needed players, he needed me to stand on the oval for 80 minutes and contribute nothing to the game. Surprisingly...

My Story With: Lauren

This has been a long time coming. It’s not easy when you want to talk about your mental illness and share your experience in the hope that someone somewhere will feel a little less alone but it’s your mental...

My Story With: Kieron

What you are about to read has been by far the hardest thing I have ever had to write. I was asked recently what my connection with Mental Health was… it kinda got me thinking that maybe I hadn’t...

My Story With: Dean

Light Up The Darkness.. It all roughly started 13 years ago in 03. There were no warning signs or particular incidents that set it all off. Just unexplained reasons for feelings of worthlessness and serving no purpose in life....

My Story With: Tyson

Invisible  Every morning feels the same. As I get up my head is full of confusion, feeling dizzy and worried what is going to happen at school today. Some days my feelings takeover my whole body and some days...

My Story With: JO

NAVIGATING GRIEF by JO LANGHORNE R U Ok Day has been at the forefront this week, and my newsfeed has been filled with posts from Beyond Blue, so either the timing is coincidental or law of attraction has delivered...

My Story With: Renae

My story begins with my wedding day in 2007. The happiest day of my life was the day I realised something was very wrong, something was taking over my body and my mind. Everyone told me that it was...

My Story With: Dan

I suffer from anxiety and depression. Looking back over the last few years of my life, I feel very lucky and grateful to still be alive having survived a horrendously painful, lonely period of darkness leading to suicidal thoughts...

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