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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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Julie
Julie
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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Denise
Written Story Denise My name is Denise and my Story is that on the 3rd September 2011, I lost my beautiful Niece who was 18 Years old. She took her life in the backyard of her Parent’s House, this was in Mt Isa. She had everything going for her and her Mother was a proactive promoter at the time with Centacare organising Suicide Prevention Day in Mt Isa. Little did she know that the week after she would be talking about her own daughter who took her life to Suicide.
My Beautiful Niece’s name
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Inge
Written Story Inge It was the ten year anniversary of my brother’s suicide and we had gathered together old friends and family at the local where he used to drink and play pool. Things had changed in those ten years - I’d been married, had two kids and had recently split up from my husband; friends had aged, losing hair, changing jobs, gaining weight and wives and families. We shared drinks and greetings and a few tears, even locating the graffiti in the bathroom that had been there since his...
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Jenny
Jenny
Written Story Jenny For the last four years, I have been working for Lifeline as a voluntary Peer Support worker for people bereaved by suicide. The circumstances leading me to do this are indeed sad ones with the loss of our son to suicide five years ago. However, out of the chaos and despair came the resolution very early on that one day I could give back the wonderful support we were given, in helping people at this most difficult time in their lives.
Our son Darin was twenty-five
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