When she was diagnosed with throat cancer last year, former ABC broadcaster Julie McCrossin knew that her body was in for the fight of its life…but she had no idea the disease would take such a huge toll on her emotional and mental state.
In this interview she talks with Deborah about navigating her way through the blue – and how exercise has helped relieve her depression.
About Julie McCrossin
Julie McCrossin gets the people talking and she is renowned for her warmth, humour, intelligence and commitment to social justice. After 20 years as a broadcaster with ABC Radio National, ABC TV and Network Ten, she is now a freelance journalist and facilitator. She presented the radio show Life Matters on ABC Radio National for 5 years, covering countless health, welfare and educational topics with a frequent rural focus. Julie was also a team leader on the media quiz show “Good News Week” for 5 years on Network Ten and ABC TV.
Currently Julie writes for the NSW Law Society Journal and facilitates conferences and seminars nationally. Julie offers a range of interactive formats that stimulate audience discussion while keeping people on topic and on time. Julie is especially known for her capacity to guide forums on sensitive topics, such as suicide prevention, mental health, child protection and family law.
Julie has qualifications in the arts, education and law. She is a Patron of Targeting Cancer, Coastrek, Wagga Women’s Health Centre and FRANS Inc (Making Things Happen for People with Disabilities), and is an Ambassador for the Fred Hollows Foundation, Red Cross Australia and Adult Learning Australia.http://www.juliemccrossin.com