Tuesday, August 19, 2014

BROADCAST BITS: Suicide, Mental Health and Men

A report for BBC Radio 4's 'The World Tonight' programme as part of a series I produced looking at male suicide and mental health.

The death of Robin Williams has once again highlighted the issues of suicide and depression. 

Here in the UK, it's already the biggest killer of men under the age of 35. Charities believe it's because males aren't able to speak up when they're struggling with issues such as debt, unemployment and mental health problems.

Despite a lack of funding for mental health services, work is now being done in Staffordshire, where the number of suicides has more than doubled in the last decade. The BBC's Sarah Robertson reports:

(Broadcast on The World Tonight on BBC Radio 4 - August 2014)

You can hear the whole 'Talking about Suicide' series on BBC Radio Stoke's AudioBoo account: HERE

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