Trigger Warning: Amber talks about her mental illness and shares some of her writing about when she attempted suicide.
Mental illness is something that none of us want to confront. But one in five Australians experience a mental or behavioural condition so it’s something that we really need to come to terms with.
Amber suffers from depression and psychosis. She has chosen to share her story with us to help us to understand how to help and be there for people who have these kinds of issues. She is very clear about what she suffers but I’m very grateful to her for sharing. Amber tells us about how her creative writing helps her to deal with her illness.
Whether you’re suffering from this kind of illness or not, I pray that each of us grows in our understanding, mental health, and ability to support each other.