I want to be able to heal from this

Holding on to Hope

Feb 8 2023 • 20 mins

These days, Lizzie describes herself as feeling completely free and like she’s thriving. But she didn’t always feel that way.

In this episode, Lizzie opens up to Ruben Mackellar about her childhood, her journey to finding hope, and the turning point that completely changed the course of her life.

Holding on to Hope shares the stories of everyday Australians that have experienced moments in crisis and found a path to support. Whilst all the stories shared offer hope and inspiration, at times you may hear something you find triggering. If you or someone you know needs crisis support, please phone Lifeline on 13 11 14, text 0477 13 11 14 or visit lifeline.org.au/gethelp for Lifeline Chat Service (24/7).


Call Lifeline anytime on 13 11 14

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Hosted by Ruben

Proudly presented by Lifeline

Special thanks to Lizzie for sharing her story.

Lifeline would like to acknowledge the lives lost to suicide and recognize those who have survived suicide attempts. And those who struggle today or in the past with thoughts of suicide, mental health issues and crisis situations, we acknowledge all those who have felt the deep impact of suicide, including those who love, care and support people experiencing suicidality and those experiencing the pain and bereavement through suicide. We respect collaboration with people who have a lived or living experience of suicide and mental health issues and value their contribution to the work we do.