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Doctor Kieran's story of Holding on to Hope through mental illness and using his experience to help others.

About the episode

The diagnosis of a chronic mental health condition can be devastating - not just because you're scared of how it will affect you but because you're not sure how others will react. No-one knows that better than Kieran a doctor at an Australian hospital's psychiatric unit.  That's because as well as caring for patients who are suffering, he's had his own struggles with mental illness. 

Here, with the help of his wife Laura, Kieran explains what happened and how Laura has helped him reframe what he thought of as the negatives in his life…

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