Watch: Young farmers open up about loss of friend to suicide

  • 07/12/2018

A powerful video on the subject of mental health in the rural sector has captured the impact of suicide on those left behind. 

Farmer and rural advocate Craig Wiggins made the video out of concern at the rising number of suicides in the farming community - including six in December 2017 alone.

He spoke to the friends of young north Otago shepherd, 20-year-old Will Gregory, who took his own life.

The friends have spoken openly about Mr Gregory, whether there were any signs, and how they feel now.

Mr Gregory was the inspiration for the 'ill to Live campaign, which aims to raise awareness of mental health issues in rural communities.

Watch Craig Wiggins' video.

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