It's time we stop 'limping' to the end-of-year finish line

"I thought I was sick. I was exhausted, I had no energy or motivation, and my concentration was shot. I was bad tempered with my loved ones, and unusually negative about work, life, and other people. It must be chronic fatigue syndrome, I decided, or some sort of virus. Or perhaps I was anaemic, or deficient in vitamin D, or deficient in vitamin B, or deficient in something. But the blood tests came back clear, and so I figured I must be depressed. Except ... I've been depressed before, and it didn't feel like this. Depression feels heavy. Depression hurts. And I wasn't in pain. I was just over everything. I was absolutely fed up. And then I realised, with a flash, what the problem was. I wasn't sick, and I wasn't depressed. I was simply burnt out." Read more

Kerri Sackville Sydney Morning Herald 5 Dec 2016

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