The importance of self esteem – Should Ian Thorpe just ‘cheer up’?

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Ian ThorpeListen to ABC Brisbane

Was the death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman a tragedy or was he just a foolish junkie who had far too much going for him to do something as stupid as take heroin?

Should the successful swimmer Ian Thorpejust cheer up or is he suffering from serious clinical depression?

Does success automatically give good self esteem? Does that judgemental little voice in the head always bring a sense of peace or is hard to silence the sound of criticism?

Elizabeth Vanvin is the CEO of Mind Shift: The National Self Esteem Initiative. You can find out more about Mind Shift by clicking here.

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