Friday, November 16, 2018
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What made a difference was connecting with people who shared similar experiences

https://www.abc.net.au/news/health/2018-10-21/forging-connections-through-shared-experience-of-mental-illness/10397296
In his early 20s, Mr Panther had a mental breakdown. He experienced intense anxiety and feelings of terror.

“I went and saw the psychiatrist, the neurologist, the psychologist — I tried all the pills and the treatments,” he said.

“None of them really changed what was happening for me. None of them made a dent in that feeling that life wasn’t worth living anymore.”

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