Clarice was just 22 when her mother took her own life.
“I wish that there were more services available back when my mother was struggling,” Clarice says. “Maybe she would’ve picked up the phone and called Lifeline if it was available.”
Think of everything that Clarice has lost. The special occasions her mum should have been there to see. The hard times when she needed a mother’s love. Every single Christmas.
It takes something pretty extraordinary to turn your own pain into help for others, but Clarice did it. She’s no doubt saved many, many lives during the 15 years she’s been volunteering for Lifeline.