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Head of Social for Newsquest Scotland & Mental Health Awareness campaigner Glasgow, Jamie Shuttleworth repordely dies

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This is really sad to believe but the reports circulating throughout social media has revealed that Mental Health Awareness campaigner Glasgow, Jamie Shuttleworth has sadly passed away.

Revealing this on Thursday night was Calvin Neilson, who said: “Soo sad to hear about Jamie Shuttleworth Rest in peace bud, I’ll always remember this video though. (Jamie’s in the white top)”

 

Jamie was the Head of Social for Newsquest Scotland.

According to reports gathered recently, Jamie when he was 15-years-old said he first experienced self-harmed, and it has been seven months since he last relapse.

“I know that might not seem like a long time to our readers, but it is something that I am incredibly proud of.

After all, when you live with depression and anxiety every day of your life it can be difficult to push yourself through moments that can be mentally triggering.

It can be anything from anxiously reading a negative comment on a story, over-analysing what my friends said, stressing out about going into a busy shop or simply not feeling good enough in my job and struggling to get out of bed in the morning.

Living with depression is mentally draining.

Jammie speaking with Glasgowtimes in a recent media interview on his fight against Mental Health went further to reveal:

Many of you may have seen my face before on the Glasgow Times’ Facebook page reporting on live events in the city or raising awareness of our various community projects that we are involved in.

I like to think I come across as a confident and outgoing person – however, what you do not see is what goes on behind social media and away from groups of people.

I am 29-years-old, in a great relationship, I have close groups of friends and in a great job here at the Glasgow Times. I recently moved to the South Side and would fall into the category of a young professional who, on paper, has everything in order.

Life should be relatively plain sailing, right?

Well, as a young-ish man, I also fall into another, less spoken about, category, the number of men who tragically take their life each year. A category, which also features a number of young people who have taken their own lives in the South Side of the city.

Suicide is something I have also heavily contemplated on multiple occasions, and I am not ashamed to admit I have gone as far as writing out my goodbye note more than once.

At times, life can feel like it is not worth living – but it is important to remember that you are not alone and people do care about you.

I recall first going to see a psychiatrist in Ayr when I was 13 or 14 and it was not something I revisited until September 2019.

I have tried a whole host of anti-depressants, tried eating healthier, exercising more, reading self-help books and everything else that is suggested to you.

But one thing I did not do was talk about how I felt.

That is what seemed to be the hardest and most terrifying thing to do, particularly for a young man where there is often a stigma about speaking about your mental health.

I have been told to ‘man up’ or to ‘get a grip’ more times than I care to remember.

But we as men need to speak up and admit that we are not okay.

 

 

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