Sad taboo: Can We Talk Newcastle forum brings dark subject of mental health and suicide to the light | The Sunday Telegraph

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Schwartz, now 25 and Taylor, 24, told their excruciatingly personal stories of mental ill-health at The Sunday Telegraph’s Can We Talk forum in Newcastle on Tuesday.

For both young people, the key to survival was finding the courage to tell their parents the truth about their feelings — and then trying several mental health professionals until they found one who ‘clicked’.


The NRL, which together with headspace and other mental health organisations is a partner in the Can We Talk forums, also took the Sims siblings and league legend Adam MacDougall on three school visits throughout the day.

“Be open about how things actually make you feel and (your children) might be more willing to be open, too.”

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