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THE men of the Carrigan family have created a video to get the word out to other men about the importance of having a conversation about the important things.

Pauline Carrigan, the mother of Will Carrigan who committed suicide on Christmas day last year, said it is important for men to attend the community education session next Monday and learn to find the words to start the conversation.

“If we are going to create a conversation it has to come from the top down,” said Ms Carrigan.

“Dad’s need to initiate rather than waiting for their children to come to them,” she said.

“The boys did the video to get that message across, we talked a lot as a family, but men often don’t talk about the real issues, the difficult issues,” she said.