Reaching out to save a life: How to stem the worrying tide of male suicide

Checking on others' mental health vital

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Kevin Reid

If someone had asked me five years ago whether I had ever faced any issues with my mental health, I would have said no. But at the age of 29, it is safe to say that I have.

It is still a taboo for people to openly talk about this subject, especially young men, so I hope that by opening up about my experiences, other young men in particular will realise it is OK not to be OK, and by letting others know how you are feeling you stand a better chance at dealing with the path ahead. A scary statistic from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) is that nearly 75% of all suicides in the UK last year were committed by men, so clearly something needs to change (see more key facts below). Before I talk about that, here is a short summary of what happened to me. ...

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