#EDPOpenUp - Men's mental health

A four-day mini campaign telling the stories of men's mental ill health, in their own words.

Open Up: 'I did not know what was happening to me, my life fell apart'

Open Up: 'I did not know what was happening to me, my life fell apart' In the second day of this newspaper's focus on men's mental health, those from Norfolk and Waveney tell of struggles when the world feels like a dark place - but with encouragement the sun will shine again. I have been a reservist for over 13 years and also work in the entertainment industry. I have two beautiful girls, Sophie, aged eight, and Charlotte, aged 18. I suffered with mental health over eight years ago. I did no

Open Up: 'I still have very dark times - but now I have the tools to cope'

Open Up: 'I still have very dark times - but now I have the tools to cope' In the final day of this newspaper's special coverage on the topic of men's mental health, where we give a voice to those impacted, light is shed on how help can be accessed, even when the situation seems bleak. I chose the subject of male suicide because I have seen first hand the devastating fall out from suicide. There is a lot of shame around suicidal thoughts. They are very common, and having suicidal thoughts does
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