Mitch McPherson

Few people have the drive and dedication of Mitch McPherson. When his younger brother Ty took his own life in 2013, Mitch, a glazier by trade, turned the devastating loss into the successful suicide prevention charity SPEAK UP! Stay ChatTY. Mitch now travels around his home state Tasmania, and visited parts of Australia, sharing his lived experience in a bid to encourage conversation and to change the way we as humans, particularly men, view mental health. Mitch has delivered more than 600 presentations, which include school groups, workplaces and sporting clubs, and is dedicated to spreading the message that nothing is so bad that you can’t talk about it.

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