A warning: this episode will be discussing suicide and mental health issues.
Today's episode is with three very special young women in one of the most powerful, brave and important interview's I've ever done.
The Cool Change NZ "sisters", Grace Curtis, Tori Wheelans and Georgie Harris say they’ve been brought together by tragedy, but say they hope they can make the most out of their sad situations.
Grace, Tori and Georgie all lost their Dads to suicide. In the midst of unfathomable trauma, they created Cool Change NZ- as a platform for them to speak out about their grief, to discuss how to get through trauma and to campaign for change.
Where to get help:
Need to Talk? Free call or text 1737 any time to speak to a trained counsellor, for any reason.
Lifeline: 0800 543 354 or text HELP to 4357
Suicide Crisis Helpline: 0508 828 865 / 0508 TAUTOKO (24/7). This is a service for people who may be thinking about suicide, or those who are concerned about family or friends.
Depression Helpline: 0800 111 757 (24/7) or text 4202
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