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Sarah's Story

I never really understood what anxiety was or the effects it has on everyday life until I was diagnosed with cancer. At 27, I was overseas in Europe and I noticed a lump in my right breast. When I returned from overseas I had it checked out by my GP. I didn’t have a family history of breast cancer and given my age thought it couldn’t be cancer.

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Kristine Ross
Michelle's Story

I am a single mum of two beautiful children and after a few years separated from my ex husband I decided to get back out there. In 2018, I thought I had met my soulmate. The first date went really well and we were inseparable ever since. The first six months were great and all of a sudden things changed and I found myself in a toxic relationship which led to physical abuse.

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Kristine Ross
Stacey's Story

I grew up in a house with domestic violence and developed multiple mental illnesses. At 18 years old, I was diagnosed with depression, anxiety, anorexia and a personality disorder. I don't know if I would have become ill without the violence but it definitely contributed. Becoming an adult is meant to be the best part of your life but for me it was the start of a downward spiral.

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Kristine Ross
Rachel's Story

On a Monday morning, 5th November 2018, I got the worse phone call of my life. My dad died so suddenly. Words still can't describe how I feel because I still feel so empty and numb. I cannot accept it right now. So I went doctors and have been diagnosed with depression. I have never experienced this before. Just a horrible dark cloud on me all the time feel so lonely so isolated.

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Kristine Ross
Vikki's Story

2014 was a year that changed everything for me. Leaving my partner of 5 years after emotional blackmail and abuse and physical abuse. As toxic as the relationship was I could never bring myself to leave. I suddenly fell pregnant……

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Kristine Ross
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
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
Han's Story

I have struggled with depression and anxiety for a long time. My struggle is constant and I don't always recognise it in every situation but its always there looming over me and takes a hold of every decision I make. I have come so far from where I was and I’m proud of how far I’ve come.

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Kristine Ross