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Your Stories

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Jill's Story

Outwardly I appear to have it all together (always smiling and usually happy), but inwardly it’s like I’m dying. I have panic disorder and to a lesser extent agoraphobia and OCD. I am now in my fifties and my family have no idea I suffer from these things (I feel too ashamed to admit to them). The panic disorder got so bad at one stage that I couldn’t do normal things like go to a supermarket or the cinema or even go for a walk. If I have to go somewhere unfamiliar to me i will make any excuse not to go.

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Kristine Ross
Nicole's Story

I'm 28 years old and i have suffered from depression and anxiety since i lost my mum to suicide four years ago. I was due to give birth to my now four year old, and only a month before she decided to give up, i felt so alone and scared. I was in a relationship at the time with my daughters dad who is no longer in either of our lives.

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Kristine Ross
Sam's Story

I've constantly been belittled and abused for the last 10 years of my life by the two relationships I've been in. Tonight I finally called the police and ended it all. This is my home and me and my children haven't felt safe for a long time.

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Kristine Ross
Elle's Story

When I was 17 years old, someone close to me, told me that I had put a lot of weight on and that I needed to be careful or else no one would love me. When I was 18 years old, I developed a very serious eating disorder and one which would follow me for longer than I could have ever wanted. When I was 19, I met someone who I thought was the love of my life. As time unfolded, I was in the most toxic situation I could have ever imagined.

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Kristine Ross
Katie's Story

I don't know that I have a story. I grew up in a beautiful family, I have wonderful friends, I have an amazing husband and children. I live in a wonderful house and I have a job. Yet I always question my worth.

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Kristine Ross
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