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beyondblue - depression and anxiety

3 million Australians are living with anxiety or depression

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Ambassador stories

Ben Tune

Going by the incredible number of responses I received, it is obvious to me that depression and anxiety touches most people in some way.
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Em Rusciano

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Speak up about it. Tell your other half, tell your mother, tell someone. Don't be embarrassed or ashamed.
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Dane Farrell

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I want to do everything I can to smash the stigma and let people who are experiencing mental health conditions know that support is available.
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Jessica Rowe

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Sometimes you don’t have a choice about what happens to you, necessarily, but what you do have control over is how you deal with it.
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Nathan Thompson

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Sometimes we wait and hope that someone is just going to fix us. But it’s a journey and you are the one that has to take the first step.
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Julie DeBondt-Barker

I admit that upon learning of my son’s same-sex attraction, I began to experience many of the signs and symptoms of depression and anxiety.
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Brad McEwan

Brad McEwan
We must continue to address mental health issues and, most importantly, encourage people to talk about their mental health.
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John Cantor

I realised that the psychological barriers I had were preventing me from reaching my dream.
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Kyle Vander Kuyp

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However you're feeling, don’t be afraid to reach out, ask for help and share what you're feeling.
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MaryJo Fisher

“Don’t deny it, if you think it could be happening to you. Get help.”
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Garry McDonald

I didn’t get depressed until 20 years after I developed an anxiety disorder… I tipped over into major depression.
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Jason Ball

Jason Ball
It was the one place I thought I’d never be able to come out, ever. I didn’t know any footballers who were gay, so I could only assume the worst, it scared me.
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Allan Sparkes, CV VA

I believe that you cannot have good mental health without good physical health and vice versa. Continue to set goals for positive achievements.
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Greg Barns

Greg Barns
If there is one insight I have gained over the years of living with depression, and seeing others do the same, it is that keeping it all inside is the wrong path.
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