If you need help

It occurred to me a few days ago that there has been so much grief and horror and shock among the interweb community these last few weeks.


Lucy’s sister Amy. Then Lucy.

Then there’s a woman in the States – a Minister perhaps? – who has suffered a massive stroke.

Then there are the floods up North, which- for some places – had already endured flooding just a few weeks before.

Now we have flooding down South.

And so.much.human.hardship.

It has been a time of remarkable human spirit and strength. Of friends and strangers rallying to each other’s aid. Of people discovering their internal capacity for pain and for survival.


If it is all too much for you, if you are feeling totally overwhelmed by it all, talk to someone. Call a friend. Speak to your GP. Phone a support line. But whatever you do, talk.to.someone.

In Australia:

Lifeline: 131 114

Mensline: 1300 789 978

Kids Helpline: 1800 551 800