What was going through my head at the time was this strange thought pattern that everything
was going wrong, that I achieved nothing and everything was bad in my life, and it was
just amazing how it was all consuming
And it was on my mind 24/7, just wearing me out.
The main part of depression and anxiety is that you feel really, really isolated
and you feel really, really alone.
I tried to focus a lot on my baby, my daughter, but as the days went past
it was like the darkness was starting to creep in
and eventually it got to a point where I didn't want to get out of bed.
The beginning of the process is actually recognising that there's something wrong
and that it's not right that you should feel the way you're feeling
Then you can decide, "Right now I need to take action."
I was all alone, there was no people around so the only thing I thought I could do is
actually ring Beyond Blue. I did that and it was such a good job.
I didn't feel alone.
It allowed me to actually move on from where I was in the hole that I was.
Seeking help is...you realise when you actually the help how important it is.
It's helped me to get on with my life and make a new life for myself
and therefore make my life worth living.
Every year, over 3 million people in Australian live with depression or anxiety or both.
Many, many more of us will have friends, partners, family members, and work mates who are Going through a tough time.
Today, like every day, eight people, just like us, die by suicide.
That's more than twice the national road toll.
That's why Beyond Blue is here for you - every day - in more ways than ever before
equipping you with tools and providing support where you live, work, learn and play.
We're still working hard every day to raise awareness,
to educate people and stare down stigma and discrimination.
But we're also running national initiatives in schools and workplaces, right now, right across the country
Our support service and online forums are there for people around the clock
and we're also building and rolling out innovative new services to get people psychological support early
and to help people find their way back to life after a suicide attempt.
We're continuing to strongly advocate for a society and a high quality system that supports people when and where they need it.
So whoever and wherever you are, Beyond Blue can help you achieve your best mental health.
Visit our website today and take those first steps if you're worried about yourself or someone else.