No Talk Day: Chris Dittmar Admits Lashing Out Is A Sign He’s Not Okay

As part of No Talk Day, we speak with Chris ‘Ditts’ Dittmar who provides a rare insight into his mental health, admitting that lashing out is usually a sign he’s not okay.

We speak with Ditts as part of 2021’s special podcast, Real Men Can Talk.

Chris Dittmar on his mental health:

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Ditts says when he looks back at his worst moments, he realises that his anger just indicates he’s not okay.

“I think the times I lash out at home and get angry, maybe I’m overwhelmed,” Ditts said.

“When you look back and analyse, you think that just wasn’t worth getting angry about.”

Despite recognising lower moments in his own mental health, he acknowledges that he sometimes doesn’t know how to help others.

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Ditts recalls a key moment where he took a harsh approach with his son instead of taking the time to understand the deeper issues.

“I got really stern and pointed with him,” he said. “Don’t hit me with that bullshit. Get better.”

Later Ditts realised it was a mental health issue.

Monday 3 July 2023 is Triple M’s No Talk Day. On air all day, on all 43 Triple M Stations across Australia, there will be NO ADS, NO SHOWS, NO ANNOUNCERS, NO NEWS, and NO TRAFFIC so you can start talking about mental health.

Remember, if you or someone you know needs support, there is help available. To chat to a mental health professional contact Beyond Blue – 1300 22 4636 and for crisis support contact Lifeline – 13 11 14

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