Former New Zealand Sevens captain DJ Forbes said he is glad to be in the country and to use his platform to create awareness .
Forbes said the gala is a great opportunity to raise visibility around mental health and suicide prevention.
“I’m glad to be here and use my platform to give back to the people and raise awareness around mental health and suicide prevention,” said Forbes.
He added a good support system is also necessary and those who need help should reach out as help is always available.
” It is important to find a supportive team and to reach out as there are ways to overcome what you are going through,” he added.