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-there were 350 suicides in Wales.
-274 were men.
-This is the story of two.
-For over 20 years, the
-Aberglaslyn Mountain Rescue Team...
-..have served the mountains
-and hills of South Gwynedd.
-I've been a member
-of this team since 2000.
-I was a member of a neighbouring
-team for four years before that.
-Dion Llwyd-Hopcroft from Harlech
-is one of the team's leaders.
-Every Monday night,
-he organises training sessions...
-..for the volunteer crew.
-A lot of people ask us why we do it.
-I love being out on the mountain.
-It's nice giving something back
-to help people in trouble.
-Rescuing walkers and climbers
-is only one part of the work.
-The number of suicides they've seen
-In Wales, men are three times more
-likely to commit suicide than women.
-Ready? Brace. Lift.
-There's definitely a problem.
-It's not just us, as a team.
-I suspect that every team
-in North Wales sees the same thing.
-It's happening more often now
-than ever before.
-On February 29, 2016...
-..Dion and the team searched
-for an 18-year-old man...
-..who had gone missing.
-His name was Josh Llwyd-Hopcroft,
-Dion's youngest son.
-We were worried that he'd fallen
-and injured himself, you never know.
-There was no sign of him
-and weather conditions were poor.
-At 5.00am, there was no sign of him.
-Obviously, I couldn't sleep.
-I went out myself about 6.00am
-with the dogs.
-I searched for two hours.
-There was no sign of him.
-I was pulled into
-a patch of forest by the dogs...
-..and we found Josh's body.
-That's when our lives changed
-for the worst.
-Josh had hung himself.
-Dion called a member of the mountain
-rescue team to guard the body...
-..while he returned home
-to break the news to his family...
-..Ceri, Sion and Shannon.
-I returned to the scene with Sion.
-We placed his body on a stretcher
-and brought him back here...
-..for the final time.
-I was determined to do
-something like that for him.
-Josh used to attend Ysgol Ardudwy.
-After his 18th birthday
-a month earlier...
-..he'd considered joining the Army.
-Josh was a boy
-who liked getting his own way.
-..spending time with his friends.
-He seemed a happy boy.
-We've looked back so many times.
-There was nothing evident to us,
-..that something was wrong.
-According to his mother, Sue, Josh
-had a happy upbringing in Harlech.
-He was a very popular boy.
-Losing him so suddenly
-was a devastating blow for her.
-You never want to hear that your son
-has taken his own life.
-There's not one day that goes by...
-I do wish he was here.
-When he went, he took a piece
-of my heart with him.
-In Harlech train station,
-there's a memorial board to Josh.
-# No more bad days
-# It's clear from here #
-On it, the title
-of one of his favourite songs...
-..and messages from his family
-There were 6,188 suicides
-in Britain in 2015.
-4,622 were men.
-74% of the total.
-Rhosllannerchrugog, near Wrexham.
-was constructed in 1926...
-..funded by local miners.
-The Stiwt means a lot
-to its general manager, Rhys Davies.
-My parents performed here.
-Most of the family.
-The Stiwt is important to the people
-of Rhos and my family in particular.
-After starting to perform
-on this stage...
-..one of Rhys' older brothers
-built a professional career...
-..as a singer, musician and actor.
-He was a very interesting person.
-He was a lot of fun,
-he'd make faces.
-He made people laugh
-most of the time.
-He was great as a brother,
-to be honest.
-He was happy to be
-in a crowd of people...
-..and people were happy
-to be with him too.
-was a familiar face on S4C.
-He was renowned as a singer
-He acted in numerous
-popular TV dramas.
-Well done, Daf.
-Over the past few years, acting
-and TV work had started to dry up.
-He'd battled depression
-for many years.
-In April 2017, he went missing.
-He did go out sometimes
-and no-one really knew where he was.
-He'd be out all night and no-one
-knew if he was with friends...
-..or sleeping out in the open air.
-I think he was, he did spend
-some nights in the open air.
-He'd tried to take his own life
-In the past year,
-his brother had feared the worst.
-A knock on the door in the middle
-of the night on Monday.
-Two police officers
-standing at the door.
-They said they'd found Dafydd.
-That's how we heard about it.
-Dafydd Dafis had hung himself.
-He was 58 years old.
-At the time, he lived in this house
-in Beaumaris, Anglesey.
-The days of starring in Porthpenwaig
-and Rownd a Rownd had long gone.
-He'd stopped performing
-and was making a living as a chef.
-For his close friend,
-Rhys Parry Jones...
-..seeing the change in him
-Seeing Dafydd losing hope and losing
-interest in the things he loved.
-Both mediums, music and acting.
-It was horrible.
-It was horrible to see.
-The actor's body was discovered
-by a security officer...
-..near one of Bangor University's
-buildings in Menai Bridge.
-Dafydd had definitely researched
-how he'd end his life.
-Maybe he'd researched where,
-I'm not sure.
-Somewhere he'd be left alone,
-He'd often walk in this area.
-he'd walk four or five miles a day.
-He didn't leave a note...
-..but he left his passport
-so that he could be identified...
-..and a newspaper article.
-He kept an article
-from the Guardian.
-A lady called Brampton who
-committed suicide when she was 60.
-She wrote about depression in
-her memoirs "Shoot the Damn Dog."
-"Killing oneself is,
-anyway, a misnomer.
-"We don't kill ourselves.
-"We are simply defeated by the
-long, hard struggle to stay alive."
-That's the truth about Dafydd,
-without a doubt.
-Are you still angry with Dafydd?
-At the time, yes.
-I'm not angry now at all.
-Not at all now.
-Everyone was just glad
-that they'd met him and knew him.
-There we go.
-It's 5.00pm on a Friday.
-Dion Llwyd-Hopcroft is about to
-set off from his home in Llanfair...
-..on a walking trip.
-Ceri wants a picture.
-See you later.
-With his friend, Kieron,
-he intends to walk all night...
-..to raise awareness for a cause
-that's close to his heart.
-We're walking from home,
-along the coastal path...
-for 24 hours without a break.
-We're raising money
-to fund a new project...
-..in my son's name
-after we lost him last year.
-Dion is a builder.
-He will use the money he collects
-to build Josh's Tree House...
-..which will provide a location
-for grieving people...
-..to speak to
-I don't think there's enough help
-out there for people...
-..who suffer with mental illness
-or who've lost someone.
-Losing someone is a major event.
-I'd never realised the importance
-of having the support...
-..of family and friends and
-information about coping with loss.
-I want to give something back
-to the people who helped us...
-..during the time we lost Josh.
-Three hours later,
-Dion reaches Penrhyndeudraeth.
-Josh is never far from my mind.
-Would he be proud of you?
-He'd be at my side,
-supporting me and laughing at me.
-At 7.00am, he's in Criccieth.
-It's a difficult journey
-and the strain is evident.
-It's been very difficult,
-to be honest...
-..not just physically but
-there's been a lot to think about.
-I'm thinking a lot about Josh.
-When I've been tired,
-I've been thinking about it more.
-What kind of things
-go through your mind?
-It's just the loss, I miss him.
-and the journey is almost over.
-Four minutes to go.
-We've been walking for 24 hours.
-We've walked 50 miles...
-..since we started.
-I feel quite emotional now.
-Plans for Josh's Tree House have
-been presented to Gwynedd Council.
-After the journey, this father
-is more determined than ever...
-..to complete the project
-in memory of his son.
-I've had a lot of time to think
-over the past 20 hours...
-..to work out where we go from here.
-The most important thing for us
-is to construct this building...
-..and see where we go from there
-and what help we can give others.
-In Wales, 30-34 year old men are
-more likely to take their own lives.
-The Samaritans received
-over 5.7 million calls last year.
-A rise of 300,000 since 2015.
-I've been a volunteer with
-the Samaritans for over 20 years.
-I'm on my way to the centre.
-This man answers calls
-to the Samaritans in Bangor.
-He knows how difficult it is
-to get men to talk.
-I think women speak more freely
-..about their feelings
-and experiences, than men do.
-Men don't share so much and try
-and maintain a macho attitude.
-They're not as willing
-to discuss their feelings.
-He's seen depression tipping men
-over the edge in recent years.
-It can affect everyone.
-Young men in their teens, middle
-aged men, it's indiscriminate.
-Share your burdens...
-..speak to someone
-if you're in any kind of trouble.
-Whatever your feelings,
-if you have suicidal thoughts...
-..speak to someone.
-On June 9, 2017, there were inquests
-into four suicides in Caernarfon.
-The coroner described male suicides
-as an epidemic.
-One of the cases
-was the death of Dafydd Dafis.
-It was completely shocking.
-I couldn't believe
-it was happening so often.
-The frequency of cases for men
-was once a week.
-It was shocking.
-I hope that one of the things
-that comes out of this...
-..is making sure
-that it doesn't happen...
-..to other people
-and other families.
-I'm sure it will...
-..but if it can help...
-..or it can save the life
-of one person, it's something.
-In 2008, Dafydd Dafis performed
-on stage for the final time.
-By then, he was seeking
-professional help for depression.
-I know that he received help
-for a while.
-That was some time ago.
-For some reason,
-it didn't last long.
-I'm not sure
-who gave up on the idea...
-..Dafydd or the people helping him.
-It didn't last long.
-Maybe he didn't receive the answers
-he wanted or expected.
-Flesh immortalised in art.
-He received praise
-for his performance...
-..in Theatr Genedlaethol's
-production of Iesu!...
-..but he found it difficult
-He rarely contacted close friends
-like Rhys Parry Jones.
-He told me one afternoon after a
-long period of not being in touch...
-..and this happened regularly...
-..he said, "I can see your name
-on my phone and I want to answer...
-"..but I can't
-because of the illness."
-The actor lives in Cardiff
-and feels angry...
-..that he couldn't have done more
-to help his friend.
-Dafydd used to say
-during his final months...
-.."Come up, I could do with a hug."
-He was just so lonely.
-That he was that lonely
-during his final moments...
-Dafydd Dafis was 58 years old
-when he took his own life.
-He's still here in some ways.
-We know he's gone
-and we miss him so much...
-..but his work and his legacy
-have been left behind.
-The Ysgethin Inn.
-and his family have organised...
-..a day of the dead event
-as part of the campaign...
-..to raise money
-for Josh's Tree House.
-It's an opportunity for friends
-and family to celebrate Josh's life.
-Josh's best friends
-are here tonight.
-We've watched them grow up.
-It makes us wonder
-what Josh would look like now.
-It's almost two years
-since we lost him.
-The only memory we have
-is the time we lost him.
-People change as they get older.
-That's difficult, that's very
-difficult to come to terms with.
-Dylan Trahearn is one of
-Josh's friend since primary school.
-We used to do everything together.
-He'd work, I'd come home from work
-and then I'd go up to see him.
-I'd stay in his house,
-he'd stay in mine.
-We'd wear each other's clothes.
-No-one knows for sure
-why Josh took his own life.
-His friends are still wondering
-why he did something so extreme.
-He told me
-he'd come out as bisexual.
-It was the best thing he'd done.
-He was happy.
-When I had the phone call
-the following day...
-..I was devastated, heartbroken.
-His family and friends
-suspect online bullying...
-..had influenced his mind
-during his final days.
-His father is hard on himself...
-..for not spotting
-that something serious was wrong.
-I question myself all the time. Why?
-Sometimes, it eats me up
-that I didn't spot the symptoms...
-..that there was something wrong.
-As a parent, are you as a parent
-there to look after your children?
-I feel guilty...
-..and I'm hard on myself for not
-spotting the symptoms with Josh.
-That's what's difficult for me
-to come to terms with.
-# No more bad days #
-It's 18 months since Josh
-Llwyd-Hopcroft took his own life.
-The family battles to cope
-with the void his death left behind.
-His father urges those
-with mental health problems...
-..to ask for help
-before it gets too late.
-People must share their problems.
-At the end of the day,
-if you don't share your problems...
-..I think the only thing it will do
-is eat away at you.
-I'm 100% sure that if Josh had come
-to us to say something was wrong...
-..I know we could have
-sorted it out somehow or other.
-# I will always carry you
-# 'Cause you are sweet and pure
-# Yeah, you are beautiful
-# In everything you do #
-S4C Subtitles by Adnod Cyf.
Mae'r nifer o hunanladdiadau yng Nghymru ar gynnydd gyda thri chwarter o'r rhain wedi'u cyflawni gan ddynion. Heno, hanes dau deulu. The families of 2 men speak openly about their suicides.