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.

Davina, a talented journalist and devoted mother of two daughters, shares her story of battling with anxiety, PTSD and postnatal depression while hiding behind the facade of achievement.

Meet Davina, a talented journalist and devoted mother of two daughters, Rose and Hope. On the surface, her life appears to be a compelling narrative of success, from a joyful childhood to becoming a respected news presenter for the Nine Network on both regional and national television. Yet, behind this facade of achievement, Davina grappled silently with a host of internal struggles.

Her journey took an unexpected turn when she became a mother, navigating the complex terrain of postnatal depression and the myriad challenges that accompany parenthood. While she excelled in her professional life, Davina found herself battling anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and an unrelenting pursuit of perfection in her personal life.

This episode delves into the highs and lows of Davina's journalism career, shedding light on the often-hidden struggles with mental health. Davina's story serves as a powerful reminder that reaching out for support is a testament to resilience and courage, offering hope and inspiration to others facing similar challenges.

Listen to Davina’s Story >> https://www.lifeline.org.au/real-experiences/holding-on-to-hope-podcast/davina-s-story/

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.