Novelist Matt Haig’s Account of Depression & Suicidality

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Novelist Matt Haig’s Account of Depression & Suicidality

Author’s account:
– life always provides reasons not to die, if we listen hard enough
– the past and/or future possibilities
– yet (some) people still don’t think depression us all that bad
– biological theory (serotonin in the brin)
– cognitive theory
– needing to talk, to be listened to – about depression – it us not you, but something that has happened to you.

If in a crisis presently, call one or all of these numbers [Australia only/Canberra only]:
– CATT Team/Mental Health Triage (24 Hr service)
02 6205 1065 / 1800 629 354
– Lifeline 13 11 14
– Suicide callback service (24 hr service) 1300 659 467 (Free nationwide professional telephone or online counselling)
– Kids Helpline 1800 551 800 (Counselling and support for young people aged 5 to 25)
– Mental Health Self Help Resource – Headspace ACT: 6201 5343 (info & assistance for young people)
– Men’s line Australia 1300789978 (counselling and support services for men especially those involved in the breakdown of relationships). 1.

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/feb/22/men-do-cry-depression-matt-haig-reasons-to-stay-alive

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