Three million Australians will consider suicide at some point in their lives.
Each year, more than 65,000 Australians will attempt suicide. Over 3,000 will die by suicide.
This World Suicide Prevention Day, Bendigo's Suicide Prevention and Awareness Network hope to raise awareness of the impact of suicide in the local community.
SPAN secretary Alannah McGregor said the day was about continuing to shine a light on suicide prevention and creating hope through action.
"It's important to have these difficult discussions every day," she said.
"I think it's important people realise that not everyone that is suicidal has a mental health disorder, sometimes suicide can happen to people that have never been to a doctor before and never shown signs of anxiety and depression.
"It's important to have those conversations with their family and friends and that way people notice when things do change and something comes up that is upsetting someone or playing on their mind, someone will notice those changes.
Ms McGregor said with ongoing lockdowns and restrictions, it was more important than ever to check-in with loved ones.
"We are seeing presentations to hospital with self-harm has gone up, the lockdown fatigue is present in the community... we are seeing it from all ages," she said.
"We at SPAN have been working on preventive measures and getting that message out there that it is ok not to be ok.
"Just to have a conversation sometimes is just enough for people and other times that conversation can help you get more help professionally.
"Please just be kind to yourself because it has been tough times."
To keep up-to-date with the SPAN group's work, follow the @SPANcentralvic Facebook page or visit spancv.org.au
If you need help, talk to someone you trust or contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or the Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467.
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