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Peta's story

I thought February 26th 2011 was the worst day of my life, at 11.5 weeks pregnant I lost my baby. I remember laying on the bed at the hospital waiting for someone to do my ultrasound, it felt like the bed had no mattress, just cold hard steel, it's like my thoughts were preparing me for the onslaught.......there is no heart beat! What followed that day in hospital is what nightmares are made of and I now know that’s where my story began.

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Sam Frost
Renee's story

I’m 30 years old. I’ve suffered with anxiety pretty much my entire life. I would scratch my legs until they bled, they formed scabs, which I would keep picking at. My mum ended up making me a bracelet with beads to fiddle with to distract myself whenever I felt anxious. As I grew older, in to my senior years of primary school, it got worse. Kids would ask what was with my legs and I would just answer “mozzie bites”.

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Sam Frost
Anon's Story

In 2015, I found a way to leave my abusive partner. I had spent 5 years loving a man who belittled me, called me names, treated me poorly, and left me bruised and broken. For 5 years he slowly but surely tore me apart, and by the time I actually left, I was but a shell of who I used to be. I had begun to believe the words he so readily used to describe me - "useless bitch", "worthless", "stupid cow", "fat, ugly mummy". And still I loved him.

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Sam Frost
Kristina's story

This year I have decided enough is enough and to turn my world around and face my fears. This in part is because I have entered into a very healthy, supportive relationship, which has opened my eyes to how toxic a lot of the relationships are in my life. I am on the cusp of facing my toxic parents by telling them how I actually feel.

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Sam Frost
Heidi's story

I was 35 at the time so it felt like time wasn’t on my side either. Our first round of IVF was pretty uneventful and resulted in no pregnancy. A few months later when it was ‘convenient’ to try another round of IVF (it had to fit around my busy work schedule right?!) I overstimulated from the hormones I was injecting. Overstimulating is very serious. Let me explain it simply… you can die.

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Torre DeRoche
Caylie's story

Anxiety is a cloud of worry that constantly hovers. It scares you into running back to your comfort zone, and it makes it incredibly easy to do so. There is no other time when you yearn for that comfort zone more than when you have an anxiety attack. The attacks are like a fun little lucky-dip, so many possible symptoms and you don’t know what you’re going to get. Shaky hands and legs, nausea, pounding heart, and trouble breathing to name a few.

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Sam Frost
Jordi's story

Due to trauma at 15 years old I suffered with anxiety and depression, I developed an eating disorder and I had PTSD. For so long it was so hard to accept treatment because I felt so judged and didn’t quite understand what was going on. I’m 25 years of age and after 10 years battling with mental illness I’ve hit a breakthrough and it’s something I want to share.

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Torre DeRoche
Emilie's story

In 2010 my life changed forever, I was only 11. My family was falling apart and my parents were going through a nasty divorce. I was living alone with my mother while she was struggling with depression, she took all her anger and frustration on like out on me. My mum turned to a family friend Rick, my mum fell in love with him and he was always around. Rick started staying over at my house a lot it was at the point he saw his chance to get me alone and sexually assault me.

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Torre DeRoche