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‘Shadow pandemic’ brought into the light as Lifeline breaks records again

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Mental health support service Lifeline has experienced its three busiest days in nearly six decades, all in the space of a month.

Volunteers answered more than 3,500 calls in a single day, a 40 per cent increase on 2020’s call numbers.

Lifeline chairman John Brodgen told Jim Wilson it’s a good thing that the “shadow pandemic” of mental health is being brought out into the open.

“We don’t want anyone to suffer in silence. This is a strange time; it’s okay not to be okay.”

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If this story raised concerns for you, please contact Lifeline 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue on 1300 224 636.

 

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