Picture: Annika Enderborg

Picture: Annika Enderborg

Media personality Gus Worland has revealed the very personal story of a mate’s suicide on the ABC series Man Up. Worland’s friend, Angus Roberts, killed himself on the day of his son’s final HSC exam — a planned suicide that no one saw coming.

The father-of-three said Aussie men have to realise talking about their worries and fears does not make them weak.

Worland himself sought professional help five years ago after he realised he was feeling “very sad”, despite his wonderful career and home life.

“Mental illness does not discriminate,” Worland said.

“I have a lovely wife and kids, a dream job on radio and live on the northern beaches, which is so beautiful, but I felt so sad.”

– Julie Cross

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