In the second piece of our documentary on student mental health, we spoke to Liam about how depression drove him to an attempt at taking his own life.
His story stemmed from being told to “man up” at a party. Feeling like he couldn’t talk about this problems, he was led down the road of substance abuse, eventually leading to a suicide attempt.
Nearly two months ago I was told to ‘man up’ and a month ago i was in hospital after trying to take my own life. Don’t fucking man up. Talk.
— Liam (@liamcasey1997) October 9, 2017
After Liam’s tweet went viral, he encourages people to speak up about their problems.
Suicide is the single largest killer of men under the age of 45. 76% of all suicides in the UK are male, with a man taking his life once every two hours.
Affected by anything in this film? You can find support at: https://www.samaritans.org/
Up next: Part one and three of Student Problem Investigates: Student Mental Health.