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Mental Health Awareness Week

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Published June 1st 2014
Mental health is everything
Did you know that Mental Health Awareness Week is on from the 5th - 12th October 2014?

With many people around us not coping with every day tasks, it is hard to know if they are ok. Many factors of everyday life, including finances, parenting, housework, work deadlines, passing of family or friends, relationship troubles, health concerns, noise or light sensitivity, sleep deprivation, noisy neighbours, anxiety or depression are increasingly having an alarming increase in the amount of people seeking help or going it alone.

For the last ten days, I have personally been under daily supervision and support from my counsellor and parents because I had a major mental health breakdown. I have a husband and two young children under nine and I cracked. I felt hopeless, I couldn't control my crying, and I found doing everyday parenting and housework tasks hard, very hard. I had no motivation to get me going. All I wanted to do was sleep, all day long. I hit curbs, ran a red light, I didn't want to talk or listen to anyone, I wasn't myself and I didn't like it, but I did do one good thing - I went to see a counsellor.

I broke down in her office and she was honestly concerned for me. She wanted to admit me into a psychiatric ward, but fortunately my mum and dad came to the rescue after a phone call from my counsellor. Mum and dad took me and my two children under their wing for one night and my husband lived with us there for another three.

But the main fact about this article is that everybody knows the symptoms of a Mental Health. Breakdown. If any one around you doesn't seem ok, just question them a little. Maybe they need to spill and let it all go (it's a good first step), then you can help save a life.

There are many ways you can find help and talk confidentially anywhere you like. But most of all speak to your GP. They will be able to assess you and give you referrals to accommodating professionals.

Other wise you can try -

Mental Health Emergency Response Line 1300 555 788

beyondblue 1300 224 636

Crisis Care Helpline 9223 1111 or Country Toll Free 1800 199 008

headspace 1800 650 890

Kids Helpline 1800 551 800

Lifeline 13 11 14

Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467

Youthbeyondblue 1300 224 636

There are also online sites that you can visit:

Beyond Blue

Black Dog Institute

depressioNet.com.au

Health In Site

Lifeline

Mental health breakdowns affect everybody, so ask r u ok?
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Your Comment
Very good, informative article.
by Simone Lee (score: 2|536) 1985 days ago
Thanks - have recorded contacts for possible use at Vincent Men's Shed.
Bob Corwe
by vk6cg (score: 0|9) 1988 days ago
Good luck to you Sweetheart, I hope you are soon on the road to recovery! 💐💐💐
by freod (score: 0|4) 1984 days ago
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