It is devastating to see the horrific footage of lives and homes lost, townships wiped out in what has supposed to have been a happy Christmas and new year period.
I have seen first hand the destruction back in November on my holiday road trip to Sydney.
I am safe and sound where I am, but am feeling the anxiety on a daily basis as bush fire crisis is streamed online and on television 24 / 7.
With bipolar I have needed to adjust medications to alleviate the anxiety.
For those that have lost everything, our hearts go out to them all. No doubt the crisis will bring a hell of a lot more mental health issues for those affected by this massive and horrible event.
Our fire fighters have been awesome in there efforts to save lives and property. They are struggling, they are exhausted, they have been fighting these fires for weeks on end. Thank you to our overseas friends who have come to assist. Australia has never experienced fires of this magnitude or ferocity…They will all need medical assistance and counselling whenever this disaster ends.