Tiny Holly has lived with depression since 1994. A cattle auctioneer, Tiny first sought help from a doctor in his home town in 2003, who helped him realise that his feelings of isolation and suicidal thoughts, could be treated. Tiny has called Lifeline’s 13 11 14 service.
It’s a bit of a strange one, I didn't know what I had at first, when I first started to feel the way I did. I had really bad thoughts and dark thoughts. There must be a colour blacker than black when you got depression and really suffering like a lot of us are.
I’d planned to take my own life but it was thanks to my great doctor and Lifeline that I turned it around. I only rang Lifeline once, and it was a life saving change. They were helpful, they were thoughtful, they were everything that I needed.
I’d get up in the morning after struggling all through the night of waking up, thinking and ruminating and all that sort of thing. I’d fill the car up to go to a sale. It would be nothing for me to cry 2 or 3 hours, get to a sale, wipe my eyes, change my sunnies, put my big hat on do the sale and and everything was you know, rosy. I was joking and very happy and just living the dream while I was working but then I’d hop in the car and drive home again and I would cry for those 2 or 3 hours again.
That call to Lifeline; they were the ones that really listened and they understood everything I was saying. They didn’t think I was joking which is quite often the case for me but Lifeline didn’t see the mask so that was the beauty of it.
There is light at the end of the tunnel and I don’t know how long it was and how black it was but it was absolutely pitch dark and I couldn't see a thing. But sometimes there was a glimmer of hope, just a little bit of light there and I just knew that I was going to get to it some somehow or another. It took a lot of fighting, but I got there. Surround yourself with good people, family and the help of a good doctor and you will get there.
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