Mental health affects everyone and mental health disorders are really common (each year 1 in 4 young people experience one so if that's you or someone you know you're not alone). For something so widespread in our society we want to change how little it gets spoken about.
Did you know that the stigma that presently surrounds mental health disorders can prevent or delay people (i.e. you, your mates, your family, workmates and community) seeking out the support they need?
This video, featuring Dragon athletes Mick Fanning, Owen Wright and Adrian Buchan, aims to shed a positive light on mental health. We encourage you to watch and share so that together we can get the ball rolling on normalising this topic.
If you or someone you know needs help then here are a few recommended support services:
For 24/7 crisis support and suicide prevention services, please contact:
Australia: 13 11 14 | lifeline.org.au
New Zealand: 0800 543 354 | lifeline.org.nz
KIDS HELPLINE / YOUTHLINE
Australia: 1800 55 1800 | kidshelpline.com.au
New Zealand: 0800 376 633 | youthline.co.nz | Free text 234
Other recommended mental health support services: