Brave FIVEaa Listener Calls Up With A Warning About Mental Health

Oct 10, 2018

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FIVEaa listener Darcy contacted Alan Hickey on Wednesday to share his powerful story about hitting rock bottom -- even while receiving professional help.

“I’m good now but six or seven years ago I attempted to end my life,” Darcy revealed. “I was in the process and I actually reached out to my mum and that was the point where I came out of it.”

“I spent a lot of time fixing myself and rebuilding… I haven’t looked back.

“I was in the process of seeking professional help and even with the professional help thought that I couldn’t continue… I was embarrassed and felt like I was letting them down, that their help wasn’t helping me.

“The help I was getting was fantastic but I felt like I was letting them down.

“The best part of my healing has been sharing… out there somewhere I know I’m probably hitting someone’s nerves right now.

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Anyone who feels like they are struggling should contact one of the several services who can provide support or further info:

- Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467

- Lifeline 131 114

- Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636

- Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800

- MensLine Australia 1300 78 99 78

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