Preview – Horizon: Stopping Male Suicide

Xand van Tulleken
Picture Shows: Dr Xand van Tulleken travels to Scotland on a mission to discover what it is that causes so many men to take their own life, and what can be done about it. Image Credit: BBC/Annie Mackinder.

Disturbingly, in the UK the single biggest killer of men under 50 is suicide – more than accidents or any form of illness.

Dr. Xand van Tulleken looks into why suicide is such a big problem in this country, with issues such as the economy, mental health and loneliness all being contributing factors. He also interviews people whose lives have touched by suicide to get a better understanding of the situation.

Horizon is on BBC Two at 21.00.