In this hugely courageous and touching conversation Mark talks to Pennie about how childhood trauma has left him battling with anxiety long into adulthood. He shares how it got so bad that he contemplated suicide and took himself off to Glasgow with the intention of taking his life. Since then Mark has worked hard to turn around his life, he’s found daily cold water swimming in the Cairngorms as a way of dealing with life’s stresses but he also devotes a great amount of his time to helping youngsters who are struggling.
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Speaking of Suicide is made thanks to the support of D&D Paving Ltd.
The music is by Tom Ireland with special thanks to Dave Martin.