38 minutes | Feb 18th 2020

When you're not OK

What should you do when you’re feeling rough? Who should you turn to? Chris Wilson thought he had everything he dreamed of when he took over his family farm. But the drought hit Chris hard, along with grief from losing his brother, and he slid into a dark depression. He shares his story of coming out the other side. *Note: This episode deals with themes of suicide and some listeners may find it hard to listen to. Thanks to Chris for being courageous and coming on the show - we’re glad he’s feeling like himself again.* *** The advice in this podcast is of a general nature, and not an excuse for not seeing your GP or medical professional. There’s some handy links over at the Mate helping Mate website to learn more about resources you can access. If you need to talk to someone right now give Lifeline a call on 13 11 14. We’re bloody grateful for all the support we’ve received to make this podcast possible, including the show’s sponsors, our mates Gotcha4 Life and the Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network (MPHN). Gotcha4Life was established to reverse the tide of declining mental health and to reduce suicide rates by taking action and having a positive outcome on men’s mental health. It enables men, boys and communities to build mental fitness, social connection, emotional muscle and resilience. The Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network (MPHN), through the Empower Our Communities Grant, is the government’s way of walking the talk and demonstrating their commitment to supporting families and communities living with the impacts of drought, with a focus on mental health and wellbeing. This podcast is by Room3, a production company that work with charities and for purpose businesses. They do some great work. Finally, you can keep in touch with John Harper and Mate helping Mate over at: FacebookYoutubeWebsite
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