21 episodes

When it comes to mental health, we all have our own unique stories to tell. But no matter what we are going through, there are other people experiencing it too. From Beyond Blue, this is Not Alone. A podcast where everyday Australians talk about their mental health journey to help you with yours.

Not Alone Beyond Blue

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

When it comes to mental health, we all have our own unique stories to tell. But no matter what we are going through, there are other people experiencing it too. From Beyond Blue, this is Not Alone. A podcast where everyday Australians talk about their mental health journey to help you with yours.

    The scars of bullying: Will I ever get over this trauma?

    The scars of bullying: Will I ever get over this trauma?

    A story about anxiety, depression and finding your community, wherever they may be.

    • 18 min
    Social anxiety: I'm terrified of dating

    Social anxiety: I'm terrified of dating

    From an early age, much of Amy’s life has been consumed by anxiety, especially in social situations. 

    Dating was especially difficult. 

    Nerves around dating are something almost everyone can relate to. But for Amy, it was overwhelming dread. And for many years, it stopped her from even trying to form a relationship. 

    Now in her 30s, Amy reflects on her early dating experiences. 

    This episode of Not Alone was produced by Audrey Hughes and narrated by Margot Moore. Sound design by Jan Wong. Our theme song is Friends with Feelings, written and performed by Alice Skye, and produced by CAAMA music.

    You can access resources related to this episode, including support information at bb.org.au/dating-anxiety 
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 19 min
    Anxiety and my AFL career: What does help even look like?

    Anxiety and my AFL career: What does help even look like?

    Living out his dream in the AFL, Liam Stocker thought mental health wasn’t something he had to worry about.  

    His anxiety had other ideas. Panic attacks became a regular occurrence, although Liam always felt he had to hide them. 

    This latest episode of Not Alone is about accepting help, however scary it may be.  

    This episode of Not Alone was produced by Darcy Sutton and narrated by Margot Moore. Sound design by Jan Wong. Our theme song is Friends with Feelings, written and performed by Alice Skye, and produced by CAAMA music. You can access resources related to this episode, including support information at: bit.ly/AnxietyAndMyAFLCareer 
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 16 min
    Anxiety vs depression: the unwinnable war in my head

    Anxiety vs depression: the unwinnable war in my head

    Emily’s childhood was defined by pressure. Pressure to get the perfect grade, to fit in, to excel. Their impossible standards left them feeling like a failure. All the time. 

    This episode is about the constant battle between anxiety and depression and how recovery looks different for everyone.  

    Emily’s recovery started when they found an online forum community that showed them, they weren’t alone. It’s a story that shows recovery looks different for everyone. No matter how dark life gets. 

     

    This episode of Not Alone was produced by Audrey Hughes and narrated by Thomas Russell. Sound design by Jan Wong. Our theme song is Friends with Feelings, written and performed by Alice Skye, and produced by CAAMA music. 

    You can access resources related to this episode, including support information at bb.org.au/anxiety-vs-depression 
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 18 min
    Managing depression: My inner critic won’t leave me alone

    Managing depression: My inner critic won’t leave me alone

    Guilt and shame defined Jake’s life for over a decade. He couldn’t see past his own self-loathing.  

    When he asked for help, everything changed. And while talking was hard, it was nothing compared to the anguish and loneliness of silence.  

    This is a story about recovery and turning down the volume on the negative voice in your head.

    This episode of Not Alone was produced by Sarah Alexander and Darcy Sutton, and was narrated by Thomas Russell. Sound design by Jan Wong. Our theme song is Friends with Feelings, written and performed by Alice Skye, and produced by CAAMA music. You can access resources related to this episode, including support information at: bb.org.au/ManagingDepression 
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 17 min
    Self-denial: I’m pretending to be someone I’m not

    Self-denial: I’m pretending to be someone I’m not

    Growing up, Sean loved his life. He was surrounded by his brothers, and they spent all their time playing sport. He didn't want anything to ruin it. And being gay - well, he didn't know how that would go down. 

    Ignoring that part of himself led to the creation of Sean’s alter ego, Hank. Appearing whenever Sean drank alcohol, Hank was loud, obnoxious and always getting into trouble. Something that Sean wasn’t and didn’t want to be. But if getting drunk meant he didn’t have to pick up a girl, then he’d rather be Hank. 

    Over time, Sean began to isolate himself and his mental health deteriorated. Finding someone to talk to, someone who shared and understood Sean’s struggles, turned everything around. 

     

    This episode of Not Alone was produced by Audrey Hughes and narrated by Margot Moore. Sound design by Jan Wong. Our theme song is Friends with Feelings, written and performed by Alice Skye, and produced by CAAMA music. 

    You can access resources related to this episode, including support information at bb.org.au/self-denial
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 18 min

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