Holding onto Hope is a podcast series from Lifeline Australia, in which people who have come through the darkness of suicidality share the connection that gave them hope to continue living.

Chris's story of holding on to hope after surviving three major bushfires, including Victoria’s Black Saturday and the PTSD it caused.

Chris Bogusis has survived three major bushfires, including Victoria’s Black Saturday. The accumulated stress, however, left him with PTSD causing him to lose his home and marriage. If it hadn’t been for the extraordinary action of his dog Grizzly, he would also have lost his life. Chris’ story explains how to reduce “mental injury” by seeking help early, why it’s important to find the support that’s right for you and how looking out for your community can result in “post-traumatic success.”

Hear Chris’s Story >> or search 'Holding on to Hope' on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and all good podcast platforms.

Please note that suicidality and its contributing factors are discussed and may have a triggering effect. If you experience emotional distress as a result of listening, please reach out to someone you trust and/or call Lifeline on 13 11 14 at any time. If life is in danger, please call 000.