NRL – Newcastle Knights State of Origin star Dane Gagai (pictured) hopes to assist in breaking down the stigma associated with depression and suicide in the 2016 NRL season.

Gagai has volunteered to become an NRL State of Mind ambassador alongside Knights teammate Tariq Sims.

Gagai says he’s had his own mental health issues to deal with but after the loss of a number of young men at home in Mackay, he felt it was time to get involved and assist young  people to get help if and when its needed.