TRIGGER WARNING: In this podcast episode we discuss suicide and suicidal ideation.
Did you know that in Australia, in any one year, around 1 million adults have depression?
In this episode I put a voice to Australia’s mental health crisis with civil engineer, Gerry Doyle.
For all appearances, Gerry is the embodiment of success – he is CEO at Tonkin Consulting, a leading provider of engineering and environmental services, he is happily married and father to five boys. Gerry is a competitive runner and enjoyable company. For people unaware, it would be quite a shock to learn of Gerry’s ongoing struggle with chronic depression and that, despite his obvious career success, he spent much time feeling like a failure. Depression has taken Gerry’s mind to some very bleak places, including contemplating suicide.
Gerry shares his story openly and with generosity. He shares with us how he manages his depression and the processes he has put in place to keep it at bay, plus what living with depression has taught him about life. By sharing his story, Gerry hopes he is able to help others and reduce the stigma around mental illness in Australia.
Link to my review of Quiet by Susan Cain: https://vibrantlivespodcast.com/amanda-recommends/quiet/