Adam's story

Adam Schwartz was just 10 years old when depression took hold of him for the first time. He can remember describing the feeling to his mother, saying his heart was ‘black’ and his body ‘full of anger’.

Max's story

Max remembers struggling emotionally and mentally as a very young child, and not understanding why. At 16, after years of confusion, depression and anxiety, Max realised that he had been born in the wrong body.

“I didn’t take being transgender very well. I had a lot of internalised stigma, and I didn’t want this to be my life path. At that time I identified as a lesbian, and was trying to embrace living as a female,” Max said.

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