The Scotsman:

'One of the biggest causes of death in Scotland is not talking…’

Written and Directed by Mariem Omari & Stephen Barnes

Commissioned by BBC Radio Scotland for Mental Health Awareness Week 2021, Breaking Point is a series of audio and visual monologues based on interviews with men across Scotland. Reaching hundreds of thousands of people nationally and internationally, these stories made an immediate impact, starting important and necessary conversations all of the world.

Watch Breaking Point on bbc scotland:

Tony's Story
Ahmed's Story
James' Story
George's Story
Kal's Story

Billy Watson, Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH), Chief Executive

‘Men are particularly at risk, especially those in their middle-years and we need to understand more about the factors which contribute to them completing suicide.’



Filmed & Edited by: Lou McLoughlan

Sound by: Shaun Clark

Music & Sound Design (audio) by: Daniel Krass

Production Advisor: Uzma Mir

Executive Producer for BBC Scotland: Gavin Smith

Executive Producer for Bijli Productions: Mariem Omari


Tony: Scott Kyle

Ahmed: Adam Buksh

James: David West

George: Stephen Clyde

Kal: Manjot Sumal

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