"It gradually built to the point over four years where I found myself just wanting to quit on this thing we call life."
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If you or someone you know is struggling to cope, there are people who care and are ready to listen. Call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or visit: www.lifeline.org.au. For those aged 12-25, Headspace also provides information and support services via: www.headspace.org.au
The 39-year-old private school product says repackaging Karl Stefanovic segments into a condescending series of dog shots about rural Australians is something that the ABC has been needing for a while.
Remember the tradition of glory boxes? Some called it a “hope chest”, because it was a symbol of a young woman’s hopes and dreams of marriage and setting up her own home. All sorts of household items were saved in the glory box, the idea being that it would ease the initial expense of setting up a new household. The glory box had the blankets (as per this old Women’s Weekly ad), other bed linen, towels, tablecloths, cutlery, and dishware. So, whatever happened to glory boxes? These days, young people move out of home and usually live together before they get married. Then there’s ease of purchase, just flash the plastic! And it would probably be deemed as sexist these days. Just another tradition that’s been lost along the way.
Today’s sentencing confirms what we and the community have suspected for a long time. Our justice system is clearly failing when someone can shoot at a police officer in the back of the head and receive such a pitifully light sentence.
We're investigating the brazen theft of a car during work hours at a Windsor business. Can you help us find it & the driver? More: http://mypolice.qld.gov.au/brisbanenorth/2017/02/28/vision-brazen-theft-car-windsor-business-work-hours/
Today we’re delighted to announce that former Prime Minister of Australia, Julia Gillard has been unanimously elected by the beyondblue Board of Directors as our incoming Chair. Ms Gillard will take over from our founder and Chairman Jeff Kennett when he steps down on 30 June this year.
Mr Kennett said this morning “in Julia we have found someone who is emotionally committed to the cause and has the ability to cut through the clutter and drive change for the wellbeing of all Australians.”
Ms Gillard, daughter of a psychiatric nurse, grew up with an awareness of and commitment to mental health. She brings a great deal of experience to lead our work, motivated by something bigger than politics; a strong commitment to support everyone in Australia to achieve their best possible mental health.