The region's health network is undertaking a renewed push to further suicide prevention education as part of World Mental Health Day.
The Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network (MPHN) is offering free online Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) training to those who live in the region and suicide prevention project officer Seryn Adams said the training gives people the ability to know what the signs are and start the conversation with those close to them.
"The suicide rates in the Murrumbidgee are higher than the state average," Ms Adams said.
"We are looking to get as many people trained as gatekeepers as we can.
"It only takes an hour to get educated and learn to save a life."
The training is part of the LifeSpan campaign run by the network in conjunction with the Black Dog Institute.
Griffith ranks fifth out of the nine areas in the Murrumbidgee participating in the LifeSpan program when it comes to people undertaking the training, with the area behind the Leeton, Wagga Wagga, Snowy Valley and Hilltops areas.
Ms Adams said MPHN aims to administer the training to at least one per cent of the region's population before the LifeSpan trial campaign ends in April.
The push comes as part of World Mental Health Day on Thursday, which takes place during October's wider Mental Health Month.
MPHN CEO Melissa Neal said the day serves as a reminder to connect with others and check how they are doing.
"It's always ok to ask for help," Ms Neal said.
"Talk to your family and friends and let them know how you're feeling. Check in with family and friends and ask if they are ok."
Those looking to undertake the course can register for free if they live in the Murrumbidgee region.
Readers seeking support and information about suicide prevention can contact Lifeline on 13 11 14, or Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467.
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