Mitch McPherson's mental health advocacy work continues to be recognised, with the Tasmanian taking out the state's Men's Health Award.
He turned the loss of his younger brother in 2013, to suicide, into the suicide prevention charity SPEAK UP! Stay ChatTY and has since shared his family's story at more than 600 events.
The 2017 Tasmanian Young Australian of the Year said it was great for other organisations to recognise the charity's work, with 5000 people voting across Australia.
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The award is part of Men's Health Week from June 15 -21 and Mr McPherson said the week acted as a good reminder.
"It's a good reminder this week for men to talk about something that they've been keeping to themselves for a while or go and get something checked that they've been putting off for a while.
"I think if every male sort of realises there is no doubt something in their life they can deal with in this week, then that's a step forward for everyone really," he said.
He is also up for a National Best Lived Experience Speaker Award on Friday.
- For crisis support call Lifeline 13 11 14.
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