In November 2018, Kendall Whyte, a 25-year-old woman from the remote country town of Mukinbudin, received the worst news anyone could hear. Her brother, Jayden, had tragically taken his own life while in Sydney.
Inspired by the image of a tree Jayden had once painted on the family farm, Kendall, along with her sister, Erryn, and her brother’s best friend, Simon, created the Blue Tree Project – a platform which would bring together people who have experienced mental health challenges or loss through suicide.
Mainly focusing on young men and rural families, The Blue Tree Project serves as an important visual conversation starter, undermining the stigma attached to mental wellbeing. It also aims to draw attention to the need for change in the medical system, so people like Jayden are taken better care of in times of crisis.
Be sure to listen to our earlier episode with Kendall by scrolling back through our catelogue.
Thank you to the RRR Network for working with us to put together this series.
Other mentions in this episode: Black and C.U.T.E.
Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at firstname.lastname@example.org
Come join the Facebook community!
*Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag
Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag
Are you the creator of this podcast?
and pick the featured episodes for your show.
Connect with listeners
Podcasters use the RadioPublic listener relationship platform to build lasting connections with fansYes, let's begin connecting
Find new listeners
Understand your audience
Engage your fanbase