By Renee Bogatko, Image Credit – Katarzyna Bialasiewicz/123rf.com
One in five Aussies are affected by mental illness, yet so many don’t seek help because of the stigma that still exists.
Authors, athletes, actors and a range of advocates are hoping to change that, by sharing their experiences with mental illness, as part of World Mental Health Day.
Author Sophie Hardcastle has written two books about her experience with Bipolar, “Breathing Under Water” and “Running Like China.”
She opened up to Ryan and Tanya this morning about her battle..
When asked what advice Sophie had for listeners who may be struggling..
“The biggest thing for me is to be patient and nothing lasts forever. You will come out of it,” she told Ryan and Tanya.
“Seek professional help, be open and honest with yourself and with the people around you.”
If you need help or information call Lifeline on 131 114.