Suicide is somewhat of a taboo subject.
But Sydney Triple M’s Gus Worland (pictured) is on a mission to break the silence.
You know how it is – the stereotype Aussie male – strong, stoic and tough as nails.
That’s the standard, right?
Fact: Suicide is the leading cause of death for men aged 15 to 44 years in Australia – even higher in the LGBT community.
It’s a very difficult question but in the upcoming ABC series Man Up, Worland hopes to reveal some answers.
Deeply impacted by the suicide of a close friend 10 years ago, and with a teenage son of his own about to become a man, he sets out to save Aussie men from their biggest killer – THEMSELVES.
ABC’s Man Up joins the ManUp.org.au website to form a wider social campaign that aims to encourage conversation and awareness.
Check out the trailer here or click below. Tune in to the series on Tuesdays at 8.30pm from October 11 on ABC.