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Man Therapy

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I think it is well established that
a) I have a sense of humour
b) I have Clinical Depression
c) I like helping people

In that spirit –
* if you’re a bloke,
* with a mental health issue
(now or in the past)
* you still have a diaphragm with which to laugh
* you actually DON’T WANT to have a mental health issue
(now or in the future),
. . .
then check out this site.

You’ll bloody piss yourself laughing.

THE Office

THE Office

Seriously – go now!

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THIS Is Why I Haven’t Killed Myself

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I was deeply upset to hear yesterday morning that
the amazing
Charlotte Dawson had died.

She had committed suicide.

An absolute goddess

An absolute goddess

Charlotte was a champion for Mental Illness in Australia.
she had a true sense of humour,
she was brave
and was a very genuine person.

She was also loved
by truly brave and inspirational women.
Because she was ‘real’.

Plus she would poke fun at the fact that she had botox
– you gotta love her just for that!

At the time that I became aware of her death
– none of which mentioned the word ‘suicide’ –
I didn’t click on any of the online media links.

I knew from the tone of the titles/headings,
that she had committed suicide.

I had watched in horror in 2012,
when Charlotte was vilified via
social media.

She was trolled.
She was bullied.
She was attacked.

It was utter bullshit.

I HATE the way we treat strong beautiful women in our society.
Women attacking women.
Men attacking women.

As a society – we are PATHETIC !!!

If you have a friend or even an acquaintance who you know
through their own honesty and bravery,
suffers from or lives courageously with
a Mental Illness
then
DO THE FOLLOWING . .

  1. Send them a small card or note in the post
  2. Send them a photo of you both (smiling or whooping it up) via email or SMS
  3. Call them and if necessary just leave a message to say “Hi. Love you”
  4. Blog about their beautiful personality and strength

Here are some tributes to an amazing woman,
who should STILL BE WITH US !!!

*  Mrs Woog speaks about her mate Charlotte
*  Bec @ mamamia talks about how she came to really respect Charlotte, and,
how as a society we have let Charlotte down
*  Channel Seven – with a real & proper conversation about depression (quite refreshing)
*  Another Channel Seven weekend piece – a good discussion about bullying & depression

“She knew she was loved. She didn’t love herself enough”
Jonathan Morrisson

Do you have a Mental Illness?
Do NOT feel like you are alone.
PLEASE

Contact someone who will listen to you right now . . .

Lifeline – Call 13 11 14 – (24 hour support via phone)
The Community Brave Foundation (online Bullying)
Beyond Blue – Call 1300 22 4636 or go online to ‘chat’
Black Dog Institute – find a Support Group that is YOU

Charlotte,
I’m very sorry that you were not given the right ‘things’ that you needed to survive with depression.

I genuinely wish that you had.

The very reason that you killed yourself,
is the very reason I haven’t and won’t.

I believe
that somehow,
by surviving Depression,
I am in fact providing a real hope for someone else in the future.

I may not know what my ‘purpose’ is – yet,
but if I leave now,
then I never will.

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