Dylan Lewis, Osher Günsberg and more Australian stars are reminding us why this mental health message is still so vital

Remember that help is always available.

By Maddison Leach
Trigger warning: This article discusses suicide. Help is always available - call Lifeline on 13 11 14.
When Dylan Lewis sat down to speak about why he chose Lifeline as his supported charity on I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!, no one was expecting the words that followed.
"My brother's name is Quinn. He's three years younger than me… We grew up best friends… He's the reason I do music," the TV and radio host began.
His voice wavered as he confessed he had never spoken publicly about Quinn before, then said: "[He] had a few mental health issues going on and, 15 years ago, he took his own life."
Dylan opened up about losing his brother to suicide on I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! (Image: Network Ten)
The revelation brought Dylan to tears and served as a gut-wrenching reminder to his fellow contestants – and viewers at home – about the importance of suicide prevention.
Nine people die by suicide every day here in Australia and more than 65,000 attempt it each year, but Lifeline and other charities are working hard to change that painful figure.
Dylan is representing Lifeline in the jungle and said that the staff behind the suicide prevention service will always "know what kind of help you need."
Former Lifeline Chairman and current Patron John Brogden tells Now To Love that Dylan's courage and honest has shown other Aussies that it's okay to be vulnerable and seek help.
"We know that creating suicide-safe communities where people can express their feelings without fear of judgement and access the right support can save lives, which is why breaking down residual stigma is so important," he explains.
"No-one needs to face their darkest moments alone."
Dylan's message is such a vital one to spread if we want to make a difference in the current suicide rate here in Australia, and he's not the only local star speaking out.
And in Dylan's words, "If you're worried about someone, you can call Lifeline and they'll tell you what to do. They'll tell you some steps to take."
If you or someone you know has been affected by any of the issues raised in this article, help is always available. Call Lifeline on 13 11 14.
Keep reading for all the powerful messages of awareness and support from other stars that serve as reminders of why suicide prevention is so important.
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