Only one thing helped Warilla man's depression - and young people want in

Kate McIlwain
Updated December 6 2023 - 2:34pm, first published December 4 2023 - 5:56pm
Warilla's Michael Dolingo, who has been studying fitness at Shellharbour TAFE. Picture by Sylvia Liber
Warilla's Michael Dolingo, who has been studying fitness at Shellharbour TAFE. Picture by Sylvia Liber

When Michael Dolingo was diagnosed with depression in high school, the strategies he was given - like positive thinking, mindfulness or even medication - didn't help.

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Kate McIlwain

Kate McIlwain

Journalist

For more than a decade, I've helped the Illawarra Mercury set the news agenda across the region. Currently I'm the paper's health reporter - covering the stories of Illawarra workers and residents in the wake of a global pandemic and at a time where our health systems are stretched to the limit.

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