Eaton-Australind Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service are the latest group to join a viral selfie campaign that encourages open conversations about suicide and mental health.
A post on the crew’s Facebook page said the single biggest killer of men aged under 45 years of age is suicide.
“Forty one per cent of men who comtemplated suicide felt they could not talk about their feelings,” the crew posted.
“Let’s show men across the world that #ItsOkayToTalk.”
Since UK rugby player Luke Ambler posted a selfie a fortnight ago to encourage men to talk to each other, the campaign has gained traction across the globe with thousands of Australian men getting involved.
Other celebrities to join the campaign have included comedian Ricky Gervais, singer Jake Quickenden and retired rugby player Beau Ryan.
If you or anyone you know needs help contact Lifeline on 13 11 14, MensLine Australia on 1300 789 978 or the Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 7659 467.
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