Suicide and Me airs tonight on BBC Three, the documentary follows Professor Green discussing the loss of his father and how it has affected him over the past seven years.
The 60 minute documentary faces emotional circumstances which Stephen Manderson (Professor Green) faces the reality of suicide and if the death of his father has left him with suicidal tendencies.
The path of the documentary leads through the fact that 5000 men committed suicide last year alone and the rate of which is three times more than women. Matherson wants to ask the question why are men affected more and see the help that there is on offer if there are people feeling they are close to committing.
Facing the heartbreak of losing his father and agreeing to film, Matherson admitted ‘People are going to see me at my most vulnerable, and my lowest, and that’s what I’m scared about’. There are moving scenes that see the rapper reduced to tears.
This isn’t the first time Matherson has called for recognition to those struggling with depression, he wants mental illness to be taught in the curriculum throughout schools in order to raise awareness.
His hit single ‘Read All About It’, was an example of how he coped with the death of his father. Matherson explained ‘Before it became an outlet, music was something that gave me comfort’ and follow the documentary’s release he will be working on a new album after completing his autobiography.
Suicide and Me will be on tonight at 9PM, BBC Three, Tuesday 27th October.
If you know anyone or yourself has been struggling with suicide thoughts, you can call the Samaritans on 116 123 or Calm on 0800 58 58 58. These are both organisations which will be with you every step of the way.