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Seek Help for your Mental Health

Muscular Dystrophy News is a US based digital news publication dedicated to offering comprehensive daily news coverage of MD.

This story, which appears on their site is titled Treat Your Mental Health Before It Becomes Too Much to Bear and is told from a young person’s perspective. It outlines the importance of seeking help when experiencing mental health issues such as anxiety or depression. Mental Health issues affect so many of us, and you don’t have to suffer in silence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


There are many mental health support services available in NSW and you can access them in many ways including over the phone, in internet chat, via zoom, and in-person services. Don’t put off seeking help, you are worth it!

The following information taken from NSW Health Mental Health pages

24/7 crisis lines

You can call these crisis lines 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • Emergency 000

If you or someone you are with is in immediate danger, please call 000 or go to your nearest hospital emergency department.

  • Beyond Blue

Beyond Blue has begun providing 24/7 mental health support, both online and by phone, delivered by mental health professionals (in conjunction with Medibank). It is providing information and advice around coping with COVID-19, isolation and connection, workplace and financial hardship, and how best to support the mental health of others.

Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service

Talk to a trained mental health professional any time of the day or night. Calls are confidential. They will listen, provide information and advice and point you in the right direction to seek further support.

Beyond Blue
1300 22 46 36

  • Lifeline

24-hour crisis support telephone service. Lifeline provides 24/7 crisis support and suicide prevention services.

Lifeline
131 114

  • Kids Helpline

A telephone counselling support line for children and young people ages 5 to 25 and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Kids Helpline
1800 551 800

  • NSW Mental Health Line

A mental health professional will answer your call about mental health concerns for you or someone you are concerned about, including children, teens, adults and older people.

Mental Health Line
1800 011 511

  • Suicide Call Back Service

National services that provides free 24/7 phone, video and online professional counselling to people who are affected by suicide.

Suicide Call Back Service
1300 659 467

  • National Indigenous Critical Response Service

National Indigenous Critical Response Service provides emotional and practical support to bereaved families and individuals impacted by suicide or other traumatic loss. Our advocates are experienced in listening and providing culturally responsive support. They can liaise with local communities and services to identify who is best placed to provide the help families need. The Critical Response Support Advocates are not counsellors and do not provide counselling or other clinical support. Thirrili is a non-profit organisation supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities.

Thirrili
1800 805 801
Open 24/7