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Health and wellbeing

Studying can be challenging. Know you are always supported as a Curtin student with our range of health and wellbeing services based conveniently on campus.

Curtin student, Jade Weary sitting in the grounds at Curtin, looking at camera and smiling

Jade Weary, Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing)

Growing up I was an ‘ordinary’ teenager with no health concerns. My struggles began in 2013 when I failed to meet my expectations to succeed, and I crumbled when I fell short. At the age of 20, I suffered a mental breakdown, which lead me to being diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder 1: a mood disorder with extreme mood swings, from depression to mania.

It’s been just over two years since I was diagnosed and I haven’t let it stop me from living. I still have hard days where I’m trapped in my blanket fort, but I’ve also experienced many opportunities that I wouldn’t have dreamed possible.