A tough talk could save a life

SUICIDE AWARENESS: Mount Gambier resident John Klomp speaks to The Border Watch about suicide awareness and how to reduce the stigma surrounding it.

SUICIDE is a topic often avoided in conversation – a word many fear of even mentioning in case they hurt someone’s feelings.

However, according to local father John Klomp, speaking about it is the only way to create awareness and reduce the stigma still expressed by far too many people.

In Australia, suicide is the leading cause of death for those between 15 and 44 years of age with more


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