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Mike King urges students to help others out of depression’s ‘dark hole’

Student sat for over an hour locked on to Mike King's every word.

Lawrence Gullery

Student sat for over an hour locked on to Mike King’s every word.

People following the pathway to depression will encounter similar warning signs along the way.

It involves self doubt, low self esteem, as they struggle to talk about the problems holding them back in life.

But the pathway out of depression is a different journey for everyone. Some turn to sport, fitness and health and for others it’s about religion.

Mike King making some new friends at Matamata College, with Stanley Mayo, T-Rellis Tutua-Nathan and William Louch.

Lawrence Gullery

Mike King making some new friends at Matamata College, with Stanley Mayo, T-Rellis Tutua-Nathan and William Louch.

“Every time someone tells their story about getting out of depression it’s like throwing a ladder into a dark hole,” said Mike King.

“The journey out of that dark place is different for everyone, and that’s the important part to understand.”

The former stand-up comedian and television presenter was the guest speaker at a special assembly at Matamata College on Thursday, sharing his personal story about his battle with depression

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/93961815/mike-king-urges-students-to-help-others-out-of-depressions-dark-hole

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