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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Sharing your story can be an opportunity to download your thoughts and feelings, help others by providing hope and encouragement, and also help break down the stigma around depression and anxiety.

Join our forums to share your story with our online community. By sharing your story we hope others will find encouragement and hope, wherever they may be on their personal journey.


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  • Wendy
    They saved my life that day and the other occasion that I did the same…a couple of years later.
  • Valma
    Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, a living, breathing creature that takes on a personality of its own
  • Missa
    No matter how bad it seems, surrender to those who are there to help
  • Denise
    I look back on it now as a huge challenge and one I have to fight with every day
  • Brett
    I was unable to attend my children's school concerts or take them to the pictures as I would have panic attacks

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