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Emotional Triple M host Lawrence Mooney reveals he knows SEVEN people who have died by suicide - as he urges listeners who are struggl

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Emotional Triple M host Lawrence Mooney reveals he knows SEVEN people who have died by suicide – as he urges listeners who are struggling to seek help

Triple M host Lawrence Mooney has urged his listeners to talk about their emotions if they’re feeling ‘overwhelmed, sad, or lost’.

In a column for News.com.au on Wednesday, the 55-year-old revealed that seven people he knew personally had died by suicide.

Lawrence, whose radio station has partnered with Beyond Blue for the second annual No Talk Day, also urged people struggling with mental health issues to seek help.

Important message: Triple M host Lawrence Mooney (pictured) has urged his listeners to talk about their emotions if they're feeling 'overwhelmed, sad, or lost'

Important message: Triple M host Lawrence Mooney (pictured) has urged his listeners to talk about their emotions if they’re feeling ‘overwhelmed, sad, or lost’

‘I’ve been thinking a lot about suicide lately. Not in a prejudicial way just that suicide has been there, around me, the whole time,’ he wrote. 

‘I can name seven suicides where I knew the person. The stuntman, the comedian, the actor, the dancer, the commentator, the model and the storeman.’

Lawrence went on to say that ‘mental health is not that simple or easy’ and that suicide ‘is a tragic, lonely and awful way to die’.

Devastating: In a column for News.com.au on Wednesday, the 55-year-old revealed that seven people he knew personally had died by suicide

Devastating: In a column for News.com.au on Wednesday, the 55-year-old revealed that seven people he knew personally had died by suicide 

Painful questions will never be answered for the family and friends of people who die by suicide, he said, making it even more important for seek help.

‘Talk. Tell somebody how frightened you are or overwhelmed or sad or lost. Tell somebody you need help because you can’t do it anymore,’ he added.

‘Maybe I’m straying into the territory of an optimist but I truly believe that if the seven people I knew were given a second chance they wouldn’t choose suicide.’  

Legacy: Painful questions will never be answered for the family and friends of people who die by suicide, he said, making it even more important for seek help

Legacy: Painful questions will never be answered for the family and friends of people who die by suicide, he said, making it even more important for seek help 

The Triple M network teamed up with Beyond Blue on Wednesday to raise awareness of men’s mental health.

From 6am to 6pm, inspirational stories of Australians who have faced mental health issues will be broadcast across 43 stations. 

Support is available via Lifeline at 13 11 14, Mensline at 1300 789 978 and Kids Helpline at 1800 551 800

Awareness: The Triple M network teamed up with Beyond Blue on Wednesday to raise awareness of men's mental health. From 6am to 6pm, inspirational stories of Australians who have faced mental health issues will be broadcast across 43 stations. Pictured: the Triple M Sydney breakfast team

Awareness: The Triple M network teamed up with Beyond Blue on Wednesday to raise awareness of men’s mental health. From 6am to 6pm, inspirational stories of Australians who have faced mental health issues will be broadcast across 43 stations. Pictured: the Triple M Sydney breakfast team

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