Sometimes life sweeps us up. We’re too busy thinking about work responsibilities, or other duties, and we forget to appreciate the simple things in life. It’s a common story.
But for Michael Weston, who had a 20-year career in mining, this form of living nearly killed him.
On the latest episode of Full Production, Michael and I had the chance to chat about his stress-induced incident that left him unconscious and not breathing on the front of his driveway.
It’s a harrowing story, but one that has an important message behind it. You can’t afford to miss this one.
We also chat about:
- The physical and mental symptoms Michael had prior to his accident
- Why miners need to be having regular conversations with their families
- How Michael found purpose after his accident
- The importance of reaching out for help when things get tough
- The warning signs that can present themselves when you’re too stressed
- Why you should always listen to your gut
- How some cultural traits in the mining community can keep us from seeking the help we need
- How to find good mental health care in Australia