Content Warning - Suicide
Carl Jackson is a young New Zealander who's determined to help others from going through what he did as a suicidal teenager. The Hamiltonian set up the former YouthNet telephone counselling network after working on Youthline and Lifeline.
On the political front, he's been on the Hamilton Youth Council and Ministry of Youth Development's Advisory Panels, as well as training in Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation for young people.He urges young people around the country to stand up and be heard and that includes asking for help.
A warning that this interview discusses distressing issues including suicide.
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