S2 E9 War on Emotional Suppression

Series:2
Episode:9
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After 10 years in the mental health sector supporting patients, and being a patient himself,  Max Simensen believes there is a better way to approach treatment.

Max speaks up against emotional suppression and discusses how people with mental health issues find a need to perform ‘unwellness’ in order to access the treatment they need.

Over the last two years, Max has led NSW’s first operational SafeHaven – a drop-in service, offering an alternative to Emergency Departments for people in suicidal distress. SafeHaven is staffed by peer workers who have their own lived experience of suicidality.

https://www.seslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/safehaven

visit mindframe.org.au/need-help
This podcast includes explicit language, and discussion around topics such as depression, stigma and suicide. We acknowledge that this content may be difficult. We also encourage you to care for your safety and well-being. You can call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or access the Suicide Callback Service on suicidecallbackservice.org.au or 1300 659 467

Season 2

In Season 2, over 13 episodes, we'll more closely explore topics from the perspective of those with lived experience. We'd love you to join us for these fascinating insights into the wide variety of mental challenges, so that we can learn more about ourselves and those around us.

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