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Jessica Rowe: Mum, Journalist, Author & Mental Health Advocate.

Jessica talks about her experience with post-natal depression and the importance of reaching out for help.


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Written Story Julie Twenty-five years ago, I had my first major depressive episode. I was in third year finishing a degree in Pharmacy. I didn’t know what was happening to me, and, being a very motivated high achiever, I tried to find the answer in the medical books I owned. Did I have a vitamin deficiency? Was my brain shrinking? Why was I shaking and why for the first time in my life couldn’t I concentrate and study? I withdrew inside myself. I took myself to...
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Grahame Gould - Centre Manager Lifeline South Coast.
Youtube Video Grahame Gould - Centre Manager Lifeline South Coast. Grahame talks about what you should do if you are thinking about suicide.
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John Brogden - Lifeline National Board Chair.
Youtube Video John Brogden - Lifeline National Board Chair. John talks about his depression and suicide attempt in 2005 and shows no matter how successful you are mental illness does not discriminate and can affect anyone.
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Becks Story
Written Story Becks I am 25 years of age, and working in the Community Mental Health Sector. I’m just like your typical young person. I love art, writing, music, movies and mediation. In October 2008, I attempted to end my life. I was a normal child growing up until the age of six. From the ages of six to fourteen, I was Sexually Abused on numerous occasions by three different people. By the end of primary school and all throughout high school, I began to Self Harm and I also developed an...
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