Professor Green's moving documentary on male suicide has Twitter in tears

Oct 28, 2015 at 8:22 a.m. ET
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Last night’s BBC Three documentary Professor Green: Suicide And Me triggered an outpouring of emotion on social media, as viewers praised the way in which the rapper tackled the issue of male suicide.

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Professor Green — real name Stephen Manderson — also spoke candidly about losing his father Peter to suicide seven years ago.

Male suicide is still a taboo subject — but it shouldn't be. The latest U.K. figures reveal that suicide is responsible for almost 5,000 male deaths every year, which is around four times that of suicide in women.

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In an emotional and extremely thought-provoking look at why suicide is the biggest killer of men under 45 in the U.K. Manderson goes on a personal journey to find out the truth behind his father's suicide, which includes touching scenes between him and his grandmother.

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Viewers shared their praise for Manderson on Twitter — as well as photographs of their own loved ones who had died from suicide.

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Professor Green is a patron of CALM, the campaign against living miserably. If you're having suicidal thoughts please call Samaritans free of charge from a landline or mobile on 116 123. They are there to help at any time around the clock.

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