Depression and the Fire Fighter who Fought it

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Firefighter Peter Kirwan explains how he overcome his fear of seeking help for mental illness and his journey to recovery. Illustrated by Matthew Johnstone, this award winning clip was developed by the Black Dog Institute for NSW Fire and Rescue.

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"I know there is always that little voice in my head saying "stop thinking that way and you won’t feel depressed, dummy!""

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