Warning: This article discusses suicide and depression and could be distressing to some readers.

Jimmy Barnes is on a mission to get men to speak up about their problems and end the cycle of family poverty and abuse, writes David Skipwith.

Jimmy Barnes knows more than most about hard living.

For nearly 50 years, he lived a life of wild excess, as the Aussie rock legend enjoyed a hugely successful career while using drugs and alcohol to try to outrun his demons. The remnants of a harrowing childhood marked by violence and sexual abuse.

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Seven years ago, he tried to

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