My guest today is a mental health advocate, campaigner, and writer. He knows first-hand what it’s like to reach rock bottom, but equally what it feels like to come through the other side. His writing is explicit and hits the reader hard, exactly how it should be.
In one recent article he reminded us that 84 men die by suicide every week. Every two hours in the UK, a man takes his own life, affecting families, friends, and creating a ripple that will go on to devastate those who are left behind, leaving them weighed down with questions and heartache.
My guest’s writing holds a mirror up to society, in fact, to us all. Asking us to not shy away from important conversations about our mental health. Conversations that we avoid, believing they are too difficult to have. But it is these avoided conversations that often come at a heavy price.
Dare I say we had one of those conversations today. I was delighted to welcome to the show, Richard Taylor.