Roman Kemp has been praised for his 'must watch' male suicide documentary 'Our Silent Emergency'


In the film, which was on BBC One on Monday (now on iPlayer), Roman explored why increasing numbers of young men are taking their own lives.

It comes at a time when mental health is on the rise and documentaries like this, allow men to know they are not alone and it's important to speak out to others for help and check in on those around you.

One thing we think is an important take away from this moving film, is the two ok rule, always ask twice. "Are you ok?"

Roman has since tweeted out about the show, thanking everyone for their support.

The show has been praised by broadcasters and celebrities as well as critics, viewers, and mental health professionals. If you have time today or this evening, give it a watch!

Watch the trailer here - https://youtu.be/3GJeymvhtq0

Links to organisations that can help:

Samaritans

Available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress, despair or suicidal thoughts.

Mind

Mind offers advice, support and information to people experiencing a mental health difficulty and their family and friends. Mind also has a network of local associations in England and Wales to which people can turn for help and assistance.

Lines are open Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm (except bank holidays). More on Mind's Infoline opening hours over Christmas.

YoungMinds

  • www.youngminds.org.uk
  • Parents helpline: 0808 802 5544 (Mon-Fri from 9.30am to 4pm, excluding bank holidays)
  • YoungMinds Crisis Messenger: text YM to 85258 (available 24/7)