March 2021 marks ten years since Royan’s brother took his own life. We miss him greatly, and hope he knows how loved he still is.
In 2019 Royan lost his grandad and dad, six months apart. Over the years he has understandably struggled with his own mental health problems, and last August under the weight of all the grief and the added stress of 2020, he reached his lowest point. Thankfully, we were able to get support and his good days now outweigh the bad ones.
Society has come a long way in the last decade when it comes to talking about our mental health, but not far enough. Suicide is still the biggest killer of under 35s in the UK, and 75% of those who die by suicide in the UK are men. We know too many of you reading this have also lost someone to suicide and we want to do something to help prevent others from experiencing the same thing.
With all this on our minds and in our hearts, we’ve created a fundraiser which aims to raise £1000. This money will go to Papyrus – a charity working to prevent young suicide, and will help cover the costs of their helpline, text and email services. Please donate what you can and give the link a share.