This episode includes conversations about Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Mental ill-health, if you or anyone you know needs someone to speak with about any of these issues you can call LifeLine on 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue.
This week, we’re taking you into the belly of the Graziher team and flipping the mic so to speak. Emily Herbert’s silky words have graced the pages our magazine for 4 years and last year she joined the Life on the Land podcast team.
She's had a break from the podcast as she gave birth to a beautiful boy Huckleberry in January.
The more I get to know this women the more my awe and admiration grows. She’s ridden out a really tough year in 2020 as a self confessed COVID refugee, who got married, moved back in with her parents and then fell pregnant.
But in the scheme of things 2020 hasn’t been her toughest year, Em’s lived through a lot. When she was at University her best friend, Maddie took her life, which Em says split her in two. She suffered terribly including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and as she continues to work her way to better mental health, she’s also become a sensible, smart and incredible articulate advocate for this important issue – and we talk lots about this. The caveat is that Emily is not a health professional and this is her own version of her story, the advice is in no way supposed to be taken as professional.
We did start the interview on a happier note, by congratulating her on the birth of baby Huckleberry!
Emily has also written about her experience at University and beyond in this article