Despite suicide rates actually declining – it’s the lowest in 30 years – #suicide remains the leading cause of death for men aged under 50 in England and Wales.
For many friends, relatives and partners of those how have taken their own life, suicide is a question of why. Yet they will never get to hear the answer.
In our new documentary, Digital Editor Robert Hicks speaks to three young men who all attempted to take their own lives. Here, they talk about what they were feeling when they believed there was no way out. How #depression grabbed them and wouldn’t let go. They reflect on what’s happened since, how they cope and, most importantly, how they are doing better.
We all have a mate, a colleague, a brother, a partner, a nephew, a father – a man in our lives who could be struggling. We need to get more men talking.
These three guys are here to start the conversation