All ages urged to Chalk the Talk

Whangarei Report - - WEEKEND ACTION - Pho­tos/ John Stone

Peo­ple of all ages took part in the Chalk the Talk event at Whangārei’s Canopy Bridge on Satur­day where chalk was used to high­light the mes­sage for young peo­ple who felt afraid of life or may harm them­selves to com­mu­ni­cate how they feel.

North­land’s Fu­ture Lead­ers group or­gan­ised the fun, friendly ap­proach to the is­sue, hop­ing to reach out to oth­ers their age who may not be hear­ing the ad­vice to talk about de­pres­sion and sui­cide.

Anna Fichett urges peo­ple to dance in the rain rather than wait for the storm to pass.

Ana­hera Pick­er­ing (left) and Amy Bar­clay Chalk the Talk for youth men­tal health.

Ngaraiti Smith pays trib­ute to a spe­cial per­son.

You’re never too young to com­mu­ni­cate, as tod­dler Mon­tell Ale­sana demon­strates.

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