BBC IPlayer released a documentary exploring mental health and suicide with a particular focus on young men taking their life.
Within it he explores just how valuable and important it is to talk and share how we feel!
I remember during my training to become a therapist we were asked the question how many of you respond to are you okay honestly. By answering honestly you open up the conversation and often receive empathy and support you might want or need.
Roman discovers within this documentary a great technique in asking the question “are you okay?” TWICE, allowing space for the honest answer. Let’s get talking 💙
If you need help or support it is out there.
For crisis support:
24/7 phone line @ Samaritans : 116 123
24/7 crisis support text SHOUT to 85258
HOPELineUK offer support, practical advice and information to young people considering suicide and can also offer help and advice if you’re concerned about someone you know.
Phone: 0800 068 41 41
For therapy with me : firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information on mental health and suicide in young people and how you can offer support / resources visit
Info on the doc;
“Roman Kemp: Our Silent Emergency is a deeply personal and candid film following Roman as he explores the mental health and suicide crisis affecting young men in the UK.
In August 2020, Roman’s life changed dramatically with the sudden and unexpected death of his best friend, radio producer Joe Lyons. This timely documentary sees Roman taking a closer look at the urgent issue of young men’s mental health, exploring why increasing numbers are taking their own lives and the reasons why so many of them never ask for help.
Wanting to find some answers in a difficult time, Roman explores what can be done to encourage people to seek help, what preventative action we need to be taking, and the lasting impact mental health and suicide can have on friends and families. This is a film about Roman’s generation, young men and boys as they become adults, and how he himself could help add to a dialogue that might help those who are struggling in silence.”