Depression and anxiety can affect anyone at any time, sometimes without any specific reason. Rest assured, I’ve been where you are now and can tell you that it does get better, just sometimes we need a bit of a helping hand to get through these tough times. While open, honest and regular conversations with friends and family can help, along with some simple tips like these, sometimes we need that extra little bit of support to make it through. And that’s okay.
Below are a couple of free and confidential support services here in Australia that I recommend (and have used myself) to help you cope with and work through the mental demons you’re facing at the moment. Hang in there. There are always people who care and who will listen without passing judgement.
beyondblue are Australia’s leading anxiety and depression initiative with a confidential telephone support service available on the number below 24/7 or an online chat service 3pm to 12am Monday to Sunday.
1300 224 636
Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services. Contact them on the number below:
13 11 14