Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Danni Shares Her Struggles

Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Danni Shares Her Struggles

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Carlie

Walker

carlie.walker@frasercoastchronicle.com.au

DANNI Townsend doesn't need to be told anything about mental health issues Co the single mum has been there and lived the experience for herself.

Yesterday she spoke at the Mental Health Awareness Week forum, held at the Hervey Bay Boat Club, and shared her thoughts on mental health and the new consortium, formed in April and now launched.

The Fraser Coast Consortium of Mental Health Services has opened up and connected a range of services for mentally ill people but perhaps even more importantly it has helped them connect with people who have been there and can relate directly with their experiences.

"I've had mental health issues for 20 years," she said.

Danni suffers from severe depression and borderline personality disorder.

She knows what it is like to not be able to function Co even to be hospitalised. And, most importantly, she's not afraid to talk about it. …

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