A conversation that is urgently needed – depression and suicide in the NRL

The NRL Footy Show wants to address a subject that many people in society still find hard to broach. But suicide and depression is a conversation the rugby league community needs to have.

One in five people in Australia suffer from depression, and every day six people will die from suicide and another 30 will attempt to take their own life. This story has been over three months in the making.

Mental illness doesn’t discriminate. 1 in 2 people are affected by mental illness, and at the crisis end, suicide is the largest killer of individuals aged 15 – 44. Join the NRL and take action now!

http://www.9jumpin.com.au/show/nrlfootyshow/latest/2015/august/footy-show-depression/  View video:

http://www.nrlstateofmind.com.au/

https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/sport/league/emotional-nrl-star-andrew-fifita-opens-up-about-his-suicide-attempt-q06805

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