Too many young lives are lost through suicide and more funding is require to help prevent families being destroyed by such tragedies. One local mother is doing all she can to help.
Bianca Picardi was a local Crookwell resident who had a full and bright future ahead of her. She was a talented and highly accomplished horsewoman competing at the elite level.
In 2015, sadly Bianca took her own life and her mother Sue Kohleis has now established the "Bub 4 Life Trust" with the Upper Lachlan Foundation.
This trust will live on to honour her daughter and will help support others suffering from depression.
Should you or anyone you know suffers from depression and need some support, we urge you to contact Lifeline on 131114 or Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636.