Sky News published this video item, entitled “Losing a son left a legacy to inspire mental health support for men left to ex-Sky reporter” – below is their description.
Warning: This report contains references to self-harm and suicide.
If you have been affected by any of the issues raised in this story, you can get help at any time from the Samaritans by calling 116 123. Or you can talk to CALM – the Campaign Against Living Miserably – on 0800 58 58 58 or through a webchat on thecalmzone.net.
Campaigners are calling for more support for mental health services, particularly following the extension of lockdown restrictions in England.
Men’s Health Week wants to raise awareness of the issues affecting men – and the rising suicide rate for men in England and Wales is a top priority for campaigners.
Former Sky News Correspondent Mike McCarthy lost his son Ross earlier this year – he says the isolation of lockdown contributed to his condition – and the issue needs to be taken more seriously.Sky News YouTube Channel
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