Real Stories

It’s OK to seek help

Aug 18, 2022

“The thing I’d like people to know, especially if you’re a male, is it’s okay to seek help,” says Dave*, an ordinary outback Aussie bloke who struggled through years of depression and anxiety. “The first step is by far the toughest step that you’ll have to take.” “It’s not always…

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Telehealth overcomes depression and loneliness

Aug 18, 2022

Long time Central West Queensland resident Julie* came to Outback Futures, referred by the local nurse navigator with symptoms of long term depression. Julie was over 70 years of age, living on her own in a small remote community, and expressed feelings of extreme loneliness. She had trouble leaving the…

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