Mental health "lived experience" is key

For 20 years, Judi struggled to support her adult son through crisis after crisis. 

Brendan, now 40, was frequently in distress and often in hospital. Judi’s life became a constant pattern of emergency response, doubt and searching for reliable support for her son, while she shut herself off from her own life.

“I had no idea what to do to help him or where to seek help,” Judi says. “The hardest thing for me was not being heard by mental health and medical professionals.”

With standard care and medical treatment failing to help Brendan, Judi turned to Flourish Australia, a not-for-profit organisation, which for over 60 years supported people with their mental health recovery. 

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