A young woman has opened up about her battle with severe depression after her family lost everything in the deadly Black Saturday bushfires. Mariah Payne was just 15 when her family home was gutted in the February 7, 2009 blazes in regional Victoria. The town of Callignee in the Gippsland region was virtually wiped out, where four people were among the 173 lives lost across the state in what remains Australia’s deadliest bushfire disaster. Now 25, Ms Payne is sharing her mental health battle in the hope of helping young people devastated by this summer’s horror bushfire season. Mariah Payne (pictured) has opened up about her battle with depression to help young people Ms Payne and her family fled to her grandparents’ home after a neighbour alerted them that a fire was heading their way that unforgettable day in 2009. She still has vivid memories of returning to the damaged property with her family several days after the fire. While two tanks, a dog kennel and her dad’s tractor were unscathed, their home was destroyed. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next ‘You’re doing psychological damage’: Married At First… The little girl Australia wants to hug: How Leanna Abdallah,… Share this article Share ‘Seeing… Read full this story
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