Beyondblue ambassador and founder of online community The Bad Mums Club Lisa Boyce is a stay at home mum to two children. Having experienced post-natal depression, Lisa wants mothers to realise that parenting isn’t always perfect, and that too often, people choose to suffer in silence. Lisa is proactive about managing her anxiety and hopes sharing her story will help others to realise mental health challenges are something which can affect us all.
The people profiled in It’s Time to Talk about Mental Health have offered up their stories to illustrate to others how we are all affected by different mental health challenges, and to offer hope to anyone who may be struggling.
Almost half of all Victorians will experience mental illness in their lifetime but too many people don’t speak up for fear of stigma and discrimination. It’s time to start a new conversation – mental health is something which affects us all.
You can find more information on the series, as well as resources and information at The Better Health Channel – or searching #timetotalkvic.
If you or someone you know needs support, call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or beyondblue on 1300 224 636. In an emergency, call 000.