More people die from suicide each day than road accidents but only one out of every four people with a mental health problem receives professional help.
EACH health services held a LIVINWELL workshop in Armidale on Wednesday morning in a bid to raise awareness for youth suicide.
Students from Guyra Central School and Armidale’s Duval High listened to psychologist Clinton Schultz tell about his own experiences with mental health and the barriers that he had to face being an Indigenous man in the mental health system.
“Twice in my life it’s been within minutes that I wouldn’t be standing here,” he said during his presentation.
The presentation also encouraged students to be confident in speaking up about mental health and learn how to help others.
Students also looked at some high-profile people who battle mental health challenges including Eminem, J.K. Rowling and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.
If you or anyone you know needs help, call Lifeline on 13 11 14.