In aid of RUOK? Day, best friends, radio hosts and seemingly ever-plucky duo Will & Woody–made up of Perth natives Will McMahon and Woody Whitelaw, have uploaded a very open and honest video to their joint Instagram account about the realities of dealing with depression.
Will, who suffers from depression, sits down with his mate to talk about how they both manage his illness, and the practical ways in which they both manage mental health in the workplace.
Will & Woody are successful radio hosts on KIIS FM in Melbourne and Sydney, with their show broadcast around the country between 4-6PM on other stations, with a lively, fun and upbeat tempo at the core of their comedic presence.
Best mates Will and Woody sit down to talk about Will's depression.Remember, nobody is invincible, and mental health doesn't discriminate. If you're ever feeling down, remember that the following organisations are there to help:Lifeline –> lifeline.org.au (or call 13 11 14)headspace –> eheadspace.org.auBeyond Blue –> beyondblue.org.au
Posted by Will and Woody on Thursday, September 12, 2019
But, as many already know, mental health issues can lie just below the surface, and a spritely, positive attitude on face value can always just be a mask.
In the nine-minute video, the two friends discuss the raw and gritty details of living with depression, share a few tears, and many laughs, in what is one of the most honest examples of mateship overcoming adversity we’re happy to say we’ve seen.
Check out the video above, or head to the RUOK? website to find out more.
R U OK? is an Australian non-profit suicide prevention organisation, founded by advertiser Gavin Larkin in 2009. It revolves around the slogan “R U OK?”, and advocates people to have conversations with others.