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Men's Mental Health and why 'It Ain't Weak to Speak' with Sam Webb, Actor and Co-Founder of LIVIN
WARNING: This episode discusses suicide. If you or anyone you know needs help, reach out and talk to somebody. Divorce and Separation is the second highest contributing factor in suicide in men. It's time to raise the awareness and support men through this season in their life and remind them and us that #itaintweaktospeak. Today's guest is Sam Webb. Sam is well known in Australia for his appearances on TV. Most people will recognise Sam as an actor on Neighbours or for his appearance on Australian Survivor, a host on Nine’s Great Escapes and was one of the subject leaders on the feature film documentary, Suicide: The Ripple Effect which won top awards in the United States. In 2013 Sam's life took a u-turn when his good friend Dwayne Lally took his life. Together Sam and Casey Lyons co-founded the mental health organisation and charity, LIVIN. The core of their mission is to end the stigma around mental health through education, fashion and community. Nikki and Sam dive into - The difference in stigma between men and women’s mental health. How we as a community/society can encourage men to talk about their mental health. Ways of getting the men in our lives to seek support. What it’s like inside a male brain when your mental health is suffering. Tips for partners of men when you are concerned about their mental health. Tips for parents to support their young men. Crisis lines Lifeline on 13 11 14 Kids Helpline on 1800 551 800 MensLine Australia on 1300 789 978 Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467 Beyond Blue on 1300 22 46 36 Headspace on 1800 650 890 QLife on 1800 184 527 Host: Nikki Parkinson. Divorce and Separation Hub Website. Guest: Sam Webb, Actor, International Speaker and Co-founder of Livin. You can check out Sam’s featured Ted Talk from New York City here. You can connect with Sam - Website www.livin.org www.samwebb.com.au Instagram @samwebb @livinorg Facebook @samwebbau @livinorg LinkedIn @samwebbau @livinorg Join our community of like-minded people @thedivorcehub on Instagram and Facebook. Executive Producer and Editor: Tiffany Richmond. You can contact Tiffany via her website and on Instagram @tiff__richmond.
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