Around this time last year I stood up in 41 degree heat and delivered my story of anxiety and depression to an audience of ~100 at a Lions Club District Convention. It was a special event and I could see the impact I was having in the eyes of the audience. Or rather the little… Read More Is Suicide Humanity’s Greatest Failing?
The stigma around depression, anxiety and other mental illnesses is still a massive issue in today’s society that stops people from speaking out and getting the help they require. As you’ll know, this is a cause I’m tremendously passionate about having represented Australian mental health charity beyondblue at events whilst writing about my own battles extensively on… Read More Mental Health Stigma: The Infuriating Reality
Through the field he ran As fast as he could Those chasing fell back He knew that they would. Soon the time came He knew he should slow Though now too late He fell to a low. His spirit now broke Tears filled his eyes Pain now his foe He donned his disguise. People would ask,… Read More ‘Conversations Matter’
This time six years ago I was laying in bed scrolling through my Facebook feed with tears rolling down my cheeks and regret consuming my every movement. Three months earlier I’d dropped out of my final year of school gripped by the debilitating effects of depression and anxiety. Now I was forced to look on in envy at… Read More What I Wish I’d Known When I Finished School
All of the awkward silences, The sleepless nights, The tear soaked pillows, The tossing, the turning and the toiling. All of the blood, the sweat, The anguish and the heartache. The ups and the downs And of course all of the broken promises. The betrayal, the devastation; Innumerable days filled with ponder, hoping. All of… Read More ‘The Moments That Make Me’
Social media began as social networking; a tool that gifted us with the ability to connect with people from all over the world no matter the distance or cultural differences. Whilst these functionalities still exist, its success has largely been fueled off our basic human desire for a sense of love and belonging and need for… Read More 5 Things We Must All Remember Before Using Social Media