Hallam Amos: Wales worldwide speaks candidly about shedding buddies to suicide
Wales worldwide Hallam Amos has spoken about shedding two shut buddies to suicide and referred to as for an enormous psychological well being drive to assist weak individuals.
A type of shut buddies was medical pupil Edward Senior, who died in February 2018.
“It was horrific information and it shattered many lives near me,” mentioned Amos.
“He was a really shut buddy of mine and I do know his household very nicely. What they’re going by is horrific.”
The 22-year-old’s physique was present in a wooden close to his house in Monmouthshire.
A verdict of suicide was recorded at an inquest in July 2018 and Amos additionally revealed one other buddy of his had just lately taken his personal life.
“It has grow to be an enormous drawback,” mentioned Amos.
“I do not know whether it is changing into extra prevalent or due to social media you see it extra. Perhaps I’m reaching that kind of age the place it occurs but it surely’s horrible to see.
“When it comes to psychological well being there does appear to be an enormous drive for particularly younger males to search out the individuals and the charities which might be there to speak about it.
“This has occurred to individuals I do know and other people all through Britain and I believe it does shine a lightweight on it.
“Hopefully an increasing number of individuals will really feel they’re able to discuss and have the assist there so they do not selected such a everlasting path to go down.”
Amos performs for the Dragons however can be learning to grow to be a health care provider alongside his rugby profession.
“It is powerful for individuals to empathise with these items versus bodily sicknesses,” mentioned Amos.
“If somebody dies from most cancers, say, it’s horrific however there are scans and issues and other people can say there’s nothing that may be performed.
“With psychological sickness and despair it is powerful to see it and tough for individuals to get their heads round that.
“There must be a change in that stigma and I believe you may begin to see it grow to be much less and fewer frequent.”