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The holiday period can be a particularly difficult time for many Australians. While it can be difficult to talk about suicide, research shows anyone can have a positive influence on a friend, family or work colleague they are worried about by starting a conversation and supporting them to seek help.

YouCanTalk is a national collaboration of leading Australian mental health organisations. It exists to encourage people in Australia to have a conversation with friends, family members or work colleagues they’re concerned about. For more information visit:

Suicide can impact anyone, but all of us can help.

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