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Roman Kemp says making his mental health documentary was ‘really tough’

Roman Kemp says making his mental health documentary was ‘actually robust’

His BBC documentary about male mental health Our Silent Emergency aired final month.

And Roman Kemp says that placing collectively the present was ‘actually robust’ and was ‘one thing he by no means wished to make’ as he encourages males to speak to buddies who’re struggling.

Talking on Saturday’s upcoming episode of The Jonathan Ross present, the radio DJ, 28, explains he made the present after he misplaced his buddy and Capital FM producer Joe Lyons to suicide. 

Honest: Roman Kemp says that making his mental health documentary was 'really tough' as he encourages men to talk to their friends who are 'struggling' on Saturday's upcoming Jonathan Ross show

Sincere: Roman Kemp says that making his mental health documentary was ‘actually robust’ as he encourages males to speak to their buddies who’re ‘struggling’ on Saturday’s upcoming Jonathan Ross present

Discussing the documentary he says: ‘It was actually robust. It is one thing I by no means wished to make. 

‘I made it as a result of I misplaced my finest buddy, my brother Joe, [Capital] listeners would have often known as ‘producer Joe’. We labored collectively day by day. I misplaced him to suicide, to mental health.

‘The hardest factor, I talk about it within the movie, I’ve had some darkish days and, properly, how I’ve learnt by way of it is a lot of males have these actually darkish days.’

Important: The radio DJ, 28, says he made the show after he lost his friend and Capital FM producer Joe Lyons to suicide

Vital: The radio DJ, 28, says he made the present after he misplaced his buddy and Capital FM producer Joe Lyons to suicide

He provides that individuals ought to attempt to encourage their buddies to speak in the event that they suppose they’re struggling.

He says: ‘The hardest factor in that second is to speak. The very best factor I am attempting to do out of this, is to say, it isn’t all the way down to the particular person struggling to speak, you as a buddy should personal the truth that you might be somebody’s buddy and it’s a must to attempt to converse to them.’

Within the documentary which aired final month, Roman mentioned his personal battles with mental, revealing he thought of taking his personal life in 2019.

He revealed his perception that his mum Shirley Holliman, 58, unknowingly saved his life, a 12 months earlier than his finest buddy Joe took his personal life.    

Loss: The star's BBC3 documentary, Our Silent Emergency, investigated male suicide and mental health and was inspired by the death of his friend Joe in 2020, (left)

Loss: The star’s BBC3 documentary, Our Silent Emergency, investigated male suicide and mental health and was impressed by the demise of his buddy Joe in 2020, (left)

Roman defined that in 2019 his anxiousness grew to become overwhelming as he struggled to cope with the pressures of his life.

He mentioned: ‘I was caught out in my mind on every part: How I seemed, what I was doing improper work-wise. “Am I doing my job due to who my dad is? Am I being an excellent boyfriend?” All these pressures simply got here on prime of me.

‘I keep in mind being within the bed room not realizing what to do. I went to the ground on my knees round my head and simply crying, saying to myself, “What is the level? Why am I carrying on?”‘

Roman revealed that he believes his mum, former Wham! singer Shirlie, unwittingly saved his life, after he rang her in floods of tears. 

Tough: In the documentary which aired last month, Roman discussed his own battles with mental, revealing he considered taking his own life in 2019

Powerful: Within the documentary which aired final month, Roman mentioned his personal battles with mental, revealing he thought of taking his personal life in 2019

Shirlie drove straight to her son and ensured that the radio host’s sister Harley stayed on the cellphone to him the entire time.   

Chatting with his mum whereas out on a canine stroll, Roman held again tears as he defined extra about that day.

He mentioned: ‘I simply keep in mind feeling it was an excessive amount of in my head. I do know it is actually exhausting for me to let you know this.

Emotional: In the documentary Roman revealed his belief that his mum Shirley Holliman, 58, unknowingly saved his life, a year before his best friend Joe took his own life

Hearing it for the first time: 'He said: 'I just remember feeling it was too much in my head. I know it's really hard for me to tell you this...' said Roman

Emotional: Within the documentary Roman revealed his perception that his mum Shirley Holliman, 58, unknowingly saved his life, a 12 months earlier than his finest buddy Joe took his personal life 

‘That day, I considered going to the practice station and leaping in entrance of a practice. I am sorry I by no means instructed you that.’ 

Earlier than the BBC documentary aired, Roman revealed he is been taking antidepressants for the previous 15 years after scuffling with suicidal ideas.

Roman can be joined by his father Martin on Saturday’s episode of The Jonathan Ross present the place the Spandau Ballet star, 59, discusses whether or not he would ever do Strictly Come Dancing. 

He says: ‘I feel it is among the best exhibits on tv, I completely find it irresistible. Would I do it? Perhaps, however I would solely final one spherical. My knees are so unhealthy. I am positive I would be out first spherical.’

Family: Roman will be joined by his father Martin on Saturday's episode of The Jonathan Ross show where the Spandau Ballet star, 59, discusses whether he would ever do Strictly Come Dancing

Household: Roman can be joined by his father Martin on Saturday’s episode of The Jonathan Ross present the place the Spandau Ballet star, 59, discusses whether or not he would ever do Strictly Come Dancing

Roman then provides: ‘I want to do it, they did ask me. I ended up going, it is like an audition… if I am completely sincere, I had a good time, nevertheless it’s an excessive amount of effort. It is so exhausting. It is so exhausting.’    

Through the interview Martin additionally speaks about how he was the peacekeeper within the band Spandau Ballet. 

He mentioned: ‘All the time. I was the mediator. I attempted to ensure that everyone was completely satisfied on a regular basis. Generally I was the go-between. I did not thoughts that, that was my function, that is what I performed. Only a disgrace I did not receives a commission for it.’  

Talking of rising up with a well-known dad, Roman says: ‘You recognize no totally different, that is what your life is and what you’ve got grown up with. There are moments in your childhood if you begin to realise, my dad is somebody. I’ve seen my dad die in 5 other ways, in films. That is odd.’  

The past: During the interview Martin also speaks about how he was the peacekeeper in the band Spandau Ballet

The previous: Through the interview Martin additionally speaks about how he was the peacekeeper within the band Spandau Ballet

For confidential help name the Samaritans on 116123 or go to a neighborhood Samaritans department, see www.samaritans.org for particulars 

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