A reflection on suicide on World Suicide Prevention Day…..

WARNING:  this post contains material that some may find upsetting and confronting, if you feel depressed and unsafe, please call Lifeline on 13 11 14 Today, 10th September, is World Suicide Prevention Day, a day when many people around the globe promote their work towards prevnting thousands of deaths each year from suicide.  Many of…

The day from hell….yet I said for the first time “I love life”

Today I had a challenging day…. I left for work in the dark, got home in the dark. I left and it was 9 degrees with 120 kilometre winds and it was absolutely pouring with rain. I got to the train station and was literally battling to stay up right and not taking off like…

I will be the voice of those who no longer have their own voice…..

WARNING: this post contains material that some may find upsetting and confronting, if you feel depressed and unsafe, please call Lifeline on 13 11 14 Every year twice as many people die from suicide as the road toll, tens of thousands more attempt to take their own life. The leading cause of death for Australians…

Somewhat ‘content’….

It has been awhile since I wrote. I have been in a strange place that I haven’t been use too. This place has been a place where for the first time in a very long time I have felt ‘content’, somewhat happy. Well I think that is what I am feeling or where I am…

What needs to happen before mental illness in Australia is a priority….

WARNING: this post contains material that some may find upsetting and confronting, if you feel depressed and unsafe, please call Lifeline on 13 11 14 We all, who live with a mental illness, have been through an experience where we haven’t been able to access, or been able to afford a mental health service. We…

Slideshow…..

WARNING:  this post contains material that some may find upsetting Nd confronting, if you feel depressed and unsafe, please call Lifeline on 13 11 14 The last 24 hours have been extremely hard for me and it was not something I expected by seeing, hearing and reading about someone else’s tragic death.  Australia woke to…

The fight against stigma……

WARNING: Some of the contents of this post people may find upsetting and confronting, if you need assistance and you are upset, please call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or BeyondBlue on 1300 22 4636 (Australia) Stigma is the inaccurate and sensationalised reporting or portrayal of people with a mental illness affecting people through discriminatory…