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"It's such an important day and it's something we need to talk about more often than we do."

Matt Hepworth spoke with Chair of the NT Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Regional Planning Project Group Clare Martin.

Today is world suicide prevention day.

More than three-thousand people die by suicide each year in Australia, with an additional 65-thousand estimated suicide attempts.

World Suicide Prevention Day is an awareness day observed on September 10 every year, and is an opportunity to create greater awareness of suicide and suicide prevention, change the way suicide is understood and discussed in the community, and connects people to support services.

Clare Martin explained, "It's such an important day and it's something we need to talk about more often than we do."

If you are struggling with mental health or know someone who is, there are services available that can help.

You can call the dedicated Northern Territory Mental Health Line available to all Territorians on – 1800 682 288, or alternatively Life Line can be contacted by phoning 13 11 14.

 Listen to the full chat here:

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