Personal stories

The stories below are the personal experiences of people who have recovered from, or are going through, depression, anxiety or a related disorder. Beyond Blue also encourages family and friends to share their experiences of providing support to someone they care about.

These personal stories provide a first-hand look at the challenges and triumphs associated with managing and recovering from depression and anxiety.

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  • Sally
    It was such a simply action on his behalf and I don’t think he will ever know how much it meant. He pulls me from the floor into him arms and cried.
  • Sammi
    I eventually told my mum that I was self harming and she organised for me to start seeing a counsellor.
  • David
    I first noticed the signs that he was having problems early this year
  • Monica
    Sometimes it may take time to find what fits best for recovery, but it can happen.

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