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Stories

Research shows that the voice of Lived Experience is one of the greatest contributors to positive behaviour change. So here, we share stories from people who have experienced suicidality in the hope that they encourage others to take the step to seek help or offer hope to others.

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Jessica Rowe talks about her experience with post-natal depression after the birth of her first child.
20 May 2020
Rachael Stevens was 17 years old when she attempted to take her own life.
She was found by a friend who took her to hospital. It was on the way, almost too late, that she first thought the decision she’d made might have been the wrong one.
17 Jun 2020
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.
17 Jun 2020
After many years in the military, I started to have many negative thoughts and emotions over several years. It continued to worsen but happened gradually, so I considered it part of the background. Eventually, the negative thoughts were becoming so tiring that I could not handle it on my own any further. I needed help. So I called Lifeline.
17 Jun 2020

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