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.

Oliver's story of Holding on to Hope through pressure experienced as a veterinarian.

Many of us who’ve had dealings with a vet probably think it’s a pretty nice life – dealing with animals, and charging big bills. As equestrian dental specialist Oliver Liyou explains, they forget there’s no Medicare for pets and that vets are struggling under the weight of stress, financial pressure, long hours and massive emotional dilemmas Oliver built his practice from scratch sharing his expertise through equipment he invented and undergraduates he trained. At the same time, though, he was trying to raise a family and eventually it all became too much.

Listen to Oliver’s Story >> https://www.lifeline.org.au/real-experiences/holding-on-to-hope-podcast/oliver-liyou-s-story-of-holding-on-to-hope/ 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.