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- When Mikaela was at the end of the road, Kids Helpline was there
When Mikaela was at the end of the road, Kids Helpline was there
"I never gave up on myself and Kids Helpline never gave up on me."
I always called Kids Helpline when I felt like I was at the end of the road.
I should be a statistic and my name should be on the suicide death register. That’s how bad things were for me.
I’m now 27, working part-time in the mental health sector and look forward to waking up every morning, which I think is phenomenal.
I won’t lie and say that my life is easy or perfect, but I’m off medication for the first time in 12 years and I’m feeling good.
Life is good, and I’m grateful to everyone that helped me get here, especially the team at Kids Helpline.
We couldn't do it without your support
Kids Helpline is Australia's only free and private 24/7 phone and online counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25.
A service of yourtown, Kids Helpline gives children and young people choices, support and someone to listen.
It is because of our supporters that when a young person, like Mikaela, reaches out for help, we're able to listen.