Depression and Trauma: Micah's Story



“My name is Micah. I live with diagnosed major depression, anxiety, adjustment disorder and PTSD [post-traumatic disorder], but I am alive to thrive, and not just survive.”

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Thrive Talks is an on-going series of every day people and their stories. Micah, founder of Thrive Life, [a Mental Health Service] shares her experiences publicly about her overall health, and mental health specifically. She shares details on her experienced trauma from sexual & emotional abuse, and why and how she decided to reach out for help. Most importantly, she is transparent about the daily battles she continues to fight, however the hope that remains for herself, and those struggling and seeking for help, too.

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You are not alone and help is available. Find below Australian resources you can access if you or someone you know is in need of support, recovery, treatment, or is simply, in need of someone safe to talk to:

» 24/7 Lifeline Crisis Support & Suicide Prevention [13 11 14, Text 6PM – midnight AEST on 0477 13 11 14 or chat nightly at www.lifeline.org.au]

» 24/7 Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Counselling [1800 RESPECT]

» Black Dog Institute Mental Health Research, with impact for the whole community [https://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au]

» Beyond Blue Australian independent non-profit organisation working to address issues associated with depression, suicide, anxiety disorders and other related mental illnesses [https://www.beyondblue.org.au/]

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Find Thrive Life also on the following:
Facebook » THRIVELife
Instagram » @thrvelife

Videographer:
Website » https://jinocencio0710.wixsite.com/showreel
Instagram » @jaazielhazel

Source: Youtube