This video is fantastic – we implore you to take a few minutes to sit and watch it. Regardless if you are paid or volunteer, the message remains the same. It talks about lifestyle, warning signs, the fear of asking for help and then progressing through the other side and getting better.

Firefighter Peter Kirwan explains how he overcame his fear of seeking help for mental illness and his journey to recovery. Illustrated by Matthew Johnstone, this award winning clip was developed by the Black Dog Institute for NSW Fire and Rescue.

Depression and the Fire Fighter who Fought it

'Depression and the Firefighter who fought it'. This brilliant clip was awarded the Fire and Rescue NSW Commissioners Safety award today! Firefighter Peter Kirwan explains how he overcame his fear of seeking help for mental illness and his journey to recovery. Illustrated by Matthew Johnstone, this award winning clip was developed by the Black Dog Institute for NSW Fire and Rescue.

Posted by Black Dog Institute on Monday, 9 November 2015

 

There are always people willing to listen, contact your “in-house” mental health unit or use any of the following services available to all Australians.

Beyond Blue – 1300 22 4636

Men’s Line Australia – 1300 78 99 78

Sane Australia – 1800 18 7263

Black Dog Institute 

Lifeline – 13 11 14

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