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Holding on to Hope Podcast

Holding onto Hope is a podcast series from Lifeline Australia, in which people who have come through the darkness of suicidality share the connection that gave them hope to continue living.

Lifeline Australia is grateful to all Holding on to Hope participants for choosing to share their personal lived experience openly and courageously in order to offer hope and inspiration to others. Your act of kindness makes for a better world.

Please note that suicidality and its contributing factors are discussed and may have a triggering effect. If you experience emotional distress as a result of listening, please reach out to someone you trust and/or call Lifeline on 13 11 14 at any time. If life is in danger, please call 000.

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Anthony Hart's story of holding on to hope after depression snuck up on him, taking him and everyone who knew him by surprise.
19 Oct 2020
Oliver Liyou's story of holding on to hope as a vet struggling under the weight of stress, financial pressure, long hours and massive emotional dilemmas.
28 Aug 2020
Oliver's story of holding on to hope through his slide into darkness by staying connected with his friends.
17 Jun 2020
Erik's story of holding on to hope through a difficult childhood, a life changing accident and the stresses of being an elite athlete, father and partner.
20 May 2020
Chris's story of holding on to hope after surviving three major bushfires including Victoria’s Black Saturday and the PTSD it caused.
24 Mar 2020
Gracie's story of holding on to hope after dealing with the early stages of bipolar disorder and rural isolation.
13 Jan 2020
Former Fire Fighter, Ross Beckley's story of holding on to hope and how he discovered he didn't need a badge to still save lives.
20 Nov 2019
Doctor Kieran's story of Holding on to Hope through mental illness and using his experience to help others.
7 Oct 2019
Donna's story of Holding on to Hope after a confidence crisis that turned her life into turmoil in an extraordinary seven days.
9 Sep 2019
Leilani Darwin’s story of Holding on to Hope by turning her traumatic life experiences into a vehicle to save the lives of other Aboriginal people.
16 Jul 2019
Joe Williams story of Holding on to Hope through connection with culture.
27 May 2019
Tanya's story of holding on to hope over anorexia nervosa.
30 Apr 2019
Mal's story of holding on to hope through workplace stress in the hospitality industry.
30 Apr 2019
Pete's story of holding on to hope after loss of elite athleticism.
30 Apr 2019
Cameron's story of holding on to hope over family violence.
30 Apr 2019
Graeme's story of holding on to hope after retirement and loss.
30 Apr 2019
Ben's story of holding on to hope after returning from service and experiencing PTSD.
30 Apr 2019
Dave's story of holding on to hope through depression and long term pain.
30 Apr 2019
Jaz's story of holding on to hope through the stress of transition.
30 Apr 2019
Brendan's story of holding on to hope through drought, rural isolation and depression.
30 Apr 2019

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