Hitting the Wall

We’ve all hit the wall in one way or another.  Since starting Crash Test Mummy I’ve heard a lot of other mums’ stories, and realised I’m not alone.  The Wall is a place where you can share your story, make a confession, let off some steam.  You can do it anonymously if you want – everyone’s story will hopefully help someone else.

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Stories submitted by the Crash Test Community

Submit your story below.  You don’t have to use your real name.  Your email address won’t be made public (see Privacy Policy).  Your submission will be moderated.  Please be respectful.

In September 2011, I opened The Wall for RUOK? Day

To get things started I’d like to tell you about “R U OK?Day”

R U OK?

Actually, I might let Hugh tell you about it first:

Thursday 15 September, 2011 is R U OK?Day.   It’s a national day of action which aims to prevent suicide by encouraging Australians to connect with someone they care about and help stop little problems turning into big ones.  Please visit the website for more information.

From my own personal experience there are a lot of mums out there that are not OK.  I wasn’t OK and I didn’t tell anyone about it.  Nobody asked me either.  There is so much stigma attached to ‘not coping as a mum’.  We don’t want to admit it.  Usually it is a small problem that becomes worse if we don’t address it.  I believe the more that mums like me and you tell their stories, the less stigma there is and the less likely that little problems will become bigger ones.

Please consider “Hitting the Wall” for R U OK?Day and sharing your story. You don’t need to be in Australia to take part. Everyone’s story helps.

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NB: All stories will be moderated due to the sensitive nature of the topic.  Crash Test Mummy reserves the right to edit or not publish a submitted story as relevant.  You will receive an email explaining why.  If you want to tell your story for the first time, please consider contacting an appropriate professional first. Thank you.

Stories submitted by the Crash Test Community Wall

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