Jimmy Opens Up About Living With Depression After The Death Of Golfer Grayson Murray

Jimmy Smith, one half of The Jimmy & Nath Show has opened up about his own struggles with depression, a discussion that many Australians struggle to have.

Jimmy has spoken about the impact the death of pro-golfer Grayson Murray, who passed away by suicide recently during the PGA Tour.

The tour announced his death in an e-mail with statements from commissioner Jay Monahan.

“We were devastated to learn – and are heartbroken to share – that PGA Tour player Grayson Murray passed away this morning. I am at a loss for words,” Monahan wrote. “The PGA Tour is a family, and when you lose a member of your family, you are never the same. We mourn Grayson and pray for comfort for his loved ones.

A keen golfer himself, hear Jimmy talk about Grayson’s death, some of the concerning statistics around depression and suicide, particularly when it comes to men.

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Take a listen below…

WARNING: The below audio may contain topics that some find triggering

“You wear the mask because it’s nice to pretend you don’t have anxiety and depression. The problem with wearing the mask is that the more you wear it, the more people can’t tell that you’re wearing it” Jimmy reveals.

If you need help, call Lifeline on 13 11 14. For further information about depression contact beyondblue on 1300 224 636 or talk to your GP.

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