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.

Meet Lizzie. Lizzie is a help seeker, Life Mentor and Emotional Health Advocate.

A close family member sexually abused her for nearly seven years as a child. She has struggled with addictions - binge eating, drinking, self-loathing, and perfectionism and constantly lived with guilt, shame, pain and internal anger.

At 27, she opened up about the years of abuse. Not long after, she reached rock bottom. In her darkest hours, she contemplated ending her life. At that moment, she reached out to Lifeline for help and started her journey of healing and well-being.

Now Lizzie has found inspiration, forgiveness, connection and her true purpose to live free, happy and inspire others to do the same.

Holding On To Hope podcast - I want to be able to heal from this

Watch Lizzie's Story.

Please note that suicidality and its contributing factors are discussed and may have a triggering effect. If you experience emotional distress due to 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.