“I had to go in to one of the fake living rooms, sit down, take a lorazepam, have a vape, and regroup.”
Natalie once had a panic attack whilst frantically jogging around Ikea.
Let’s hit the vape and drink green smoothies while discussing the finer points of mental health.
Listen to the episode on iTunes here.
Writer and actor, Natalie Medlock, is about to debut her latest stage play, a tragic comedy inspired by her own lived experience with anxiety and depression. She wrote Near Death Experience while house-sitting two schnauzers in Melbourne. She was very alone, highly medicated and mental. It’s a real exploration of her existential crisis: What is the point in life?
Nat’s song choice: Cry Baby by Janis Joplin
Other music: Movin’ on Up by M People
Jingle: Claire Cowan
This conversation is a real hum dinger guys. If it brings up some stuff for you, reach out.
Lifeline – 0800 543 354 (0800 LIFELINE) or free text 4357 (HELP)
Suicide Crisis Helpline – 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO)
Depression Helpline – 0800 111 757 or free text 4202 (to talk to a trained counsellor about how you are feeling or to ask any questions)
www.depression.org.nz – includes The Journal online help service
SPARX.org.nz – online e-therapy tool provided by the University of Auckland that helps young people learn skills to deal with feeling down, depressed or stressed
Sexuality or gender identity helpline
OUTLine NZ – 0800 688 5463 (OUTLINE) provides confidential telephone support
Helplines for children and young people
Other specialist helplines
Are You OK – 0800 456 450 family violence helpline
Gambling Helpline – 0800 654 655
Anxiety phone line – 0800 269 4389 (0800 ANXIETY)
Seniorline – 0800 725 463 A free information service for older people
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