MENTAL HEALTH IN MEN: HOW DAN POOLE IS USING EXPERIENCE TO HELP OTHERS

Having tried to take his own life on separate occasions following traumas in both his childhood and adulthood, Dan Poole is now working hard to break the stigma around suicide with his social support group, One More Life.

Dan admits things that happened earlier in his life are the cause for his personal problems with mental health.

Dan very openly reveals that he was “abused” and “neglected” as a child. Listen below to hear more about Dan’s childhood.

Dan, 29, set the group up just under two-years ago, and it has proved extremely successful so far having helped people across Teesside.

Listen to the experience that give Dan the idea to set One More Life up.

It is truly inspiring that someone can go from feeling like they are at rock-bottom, to getting into a position where they are helping hundreds of people.

It doesn’t matter how many people you are helping, as long as you are making a difference then you should be extremely proud of yourself.

Regularly check up on those closest to you, because mental illness means at times we never know whether someone is struggling or not.

Watch below to see Dan’s emotional message addressed those suffering in silence.

 

Trainee Journalist.

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