Friday, November 16, 2018
Supporting Men > Peer Support > What made a difference, Mr Panther said, was connecting with people

What made a difference, Mr Panther said, was connecting with people

https://www.abc.net.au/news/health/2018-10-21/forging-connections-through-shared-experience-of-mental-illness/10397296

What made a difference, Mr Panther said, was connecting with people who shared similar experiences and feelings.

“The thing that made me feel better was finding other people who asked the same big, gooey questions … who wondered what the point of living was sometimes,” he said.

“The very simple act of communing and connecting with other people who ‘go there’ can create this profound shift in how you see yourself.

“It’s feeling like [you’re] not the only one who feels this way … I think of it as a different kind of hope.