Wellington Cabaret Raises Money, Awareness of Mental Health

Wellington Cabaret Raises Money, Awareness of Mental Health

A group of actors have rallied in Wellington to raise money for mental health.

They're putting on a show to draw attention to New Zealand's shocking suicide statistics following the unexpected death of one of their mates.

Black Dog Relief was written for successful Kiwi actor Robbie Tripe, with songs that he was going to perform. But in 2014 he took his own life, leaving his close friends completely shellshocked.

These actors are desperate to use Tripe's death to get their community talking more about mental health.

Mental Health Foundation has applauded their initiative, saying suicide needs to be talked about in day-to-day life, and not just left for mental health centres or the Government.

If you need help, or know someone who does, you can call Lifeline on 0800 543 354.

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