What we're about
"Hi. My name is Nai and I've recently been diagnosed with depression. It's just been hard.
A few months ago, I was a happy, bubbly, social and driven person. These days I'm quiet, tired all the time and don't seem to get anything done. I don't go out much anymore and find myself distant from close friends and family. I'm quite active but I recently put on 10 kgs, which should've been a sign that I haven't been well...
I left my job about a month ago to take care of my mental health. There are days I feel great and optimistic and other days, I can't even get out of bed and make myself a proper meal. There was no trigger event for me and for a while, I tried to explain why I feel the way I feel. I finally figured that whatever the cause was - it doesn't matter. We are where we are and we just have to find a way to deal with it.
Everyone tries to help but very few people understand. And that's okay. I find that I usually feel better when I'm surrounded by people I can trust. They treat me like a normal person and make me feel that I'm not broken, that I'm still fun to be with, that shit happens and that they will be there for me.
I want to do the same for you. I want you to know that whatever it is you are going through, it's only TEMPORARY. YOU ARE NOT ALONE and YOU ARE STRONGER THAN YOU THINK!
LiftMeUp is a safe space to let out feelings and thoughts. We may or may not understand but WE WILL BE THERE FOR YOU. I want you in be in a room full of people that are kind, respectful and know what you are talking about. For me, sometimes that is enough.
And hey if you don't feel like talking, it's okay too. We can just talk a walk if the weather is nice. On rainy days, we can get together and just chill. If you want to be upset, don't do it alone. Come to LiftMeUp Depression Support Group. I'll give you a hug, a cookie or a tissue. You can go and cry all you want, just don't be all by yourself.
Such a cliche thing to say but THIS TOO SHALL PASS. You just have to trust the process."
LiftMeUp is a depression support group turned a non-profit organization since September 13, 2018. It all started with the story you just read. From just me in my apartment, about 3 months later, over 300 people reached out and let me know that they've been through somewhat of the same experience.
With the overwhelming responses, I was determined to make this into something more than just a support group. It wasn't easy and I needed help, lots of help - that was when I met Michael. He wandered in on our weekly support group on Wednesday in the CBD with his horse-related jokes, feeding everyone (lots of) chocolate and listening to people's stories with a sense of humility. Having experienced mental health issues myself, let me tell you, humor and humility oddly makes someone great company! Oh, did I also mention that he offered to give 5 people a lift from his first support group session??? Yeah, he's that great, you've got to get to know him! He will be the host for the support group in Melton!
It's on every THURSDAY with details below:
Time: 6 - 8 PM
Location: to be updated
Contact number: +61 430 563 885
Be there or be square, we look forward to meeting you!
Michael & Nai
LiftMeUp is a depression support group turned a non-profit organization since September 13, 2018. If you are based in Melbourne CBD, check out our support group here https://www.meetup.com/Melb-CBD-Southbank-LiftMeUp-Depression-Support-Group/
Our Website: https://www.liftmeup.cc/
For more questions regarding LiftMeUp, please contact Nai at email@example.com or +61 402 326 301