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WHEN Roma-born Kiel Goodman returned from his second tour in Afghanistan, things had changed.
After witnessing a number of events during his overseas stint with the military, Mr Goodman’s health had begun to suffer.
Mr Goodman, who now works for the troop support service Mates4Mates, gave a moving speech about his personal experience in overcoming mental illness during the Big Rig’s R U OK? family day out on Saturday.
R U OK? Day reminds people to ask family, friends and colleagues the question, “R U OK?”, as a simple conversation can make a big difference to someone’s life.
The Big Rig hosted a number of community groups, public speakers and information stands, as well as fun activities for families to enjoy.
The 4RR radio helped out on the day, broadcasting the event live to the Charleville community.
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FROM THE HEART: Kiel Goodman speaks at Roma’s R U OK? Day.