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Imagine the feeling of waking up in the morning feeling paralysed by your emotions...

*CONTENT WARNING* This story contains issues related to mental health. “Imagine the feeling of waking up in the morning feeling paralysed by your emotions. Crippled by your thoughts. This is me almost everyday. I have a farm to run, a family I don’t want to let down, but i just don’t have the energy to keep on going. This drought is killing me, it’s killing a lot of people. Looking your livestock in the eye as you have to put it down so it doesn’t have to suffer from starvation, that sticks in your mind forever.” __________________________________ “I’m one farmer of thousands that are suffering, suffering in silence. We need to stick together, we need to pull through this together and well the politics aren’t walking the tight rope with us, they are just sitting back and watching the show with their eyes shut.” __________________________________ “Suicide is real. Suicide happens every day. Yes I’ve thought about it, I’ve thought about it a lot. I love my family and people around me to much to make them go through that, even though sometimes I think they may be better off without me. As each day passes is another day closer to the next rain.” _________________________________ “You may think your weak if you step up and speak to someone about what’s going through your head but I urge to take a leap and contact lifeline if you need to. They have there call line 13 11 14 or you can even chat anonymously online which I use all the time... A real man has the guts to speak up. Let’s speak up together and get heard! I will keep on keeping on....for now..” -anonymous-



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