#Youcantalk campaign asks Australians to start a conversation with loved ones this holiday season
Suicide is currently a significant public health issue in Australia and across the world, with recent statistics showing just over 3000 Australians died by suicide in 2018.
The holiday period can be a particularly difficult time for many Australians.
Feelings of loneliness and isolation during the Christmas and New Year period can be common and the opportunity for alcohol and substance abuse is high.
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.
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