Jase opens up about his past: 'I don't think I knew I was in depression at the time'

Publish Date
Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 3:42PM

ZM and the New Zealand Herald have launched a special series on youth suicide, so Jase has opened up about his experience with depression.

"I don't even think I knew I was in depression at the time".

Jase's story highlights the importance of not taking people at face value, because there's a lot more to a human than is tangible. Jase encourages people to speak out early, as there is always hope. 

Watch the heart-wrenching chat above.

WHERE TO GET HELP:

If you are worried about your or someone else's mental health, the best place to get help is your GP or local mental health provider. However, if you or someone else is in danger or endangering others, call police immediately on 111.

OR IF YOU NEED TO TALK TO SOMEONE ELSE:

  • LIFELINE: 0800 543 354 (available 24/7)
  • SUICIDE CRISIS HELPLINE: 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO) (available 24/7)
  • YOUTHLINE: 0800 376 633
  • NEED TO TALK? Free call or text 1737 (available 24/7)
  • KIDSLINE: 0800 543 754 (available 24/7)
  • WHATSUP: 0800 942 8787 (1pm to 11pm)
  • DEPRESSION HELPLINE: 0800 111 757 (available 24/7)
  • SAMARITANS: 0800 726 666