LETTER: Look out for each other’s mental health

IT is difficult to understand why a person who appears to have it all takes their own life.

But international recognition, excellence in your chosen career, respect from your peers and public admiration are no defence when it comes a mental health condition.

Talking openly about depression, anxiety and other mental health conditions helps reduce stigma, tackles discrimination and encourages those at risk of self-harm and suicide to seek support.

So, if you are worried about someone, have that conversation –you might just save a life.

Georgie Harman,

beyondblue CEO

- Beyondblue support can be contacted on 1300 224 636.

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