Entrepreneur shares suicide bid to raise awareness

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As a recipient of young entrepreneur of the year, Edinburgh businessman Josh Quigley achieved incredible success with his first business, but behind the scenes he was hiding a secret battle with depression and a suicide attempt.

Brave Mr Quigley, who runs digital marketing agency SharkDog, decided to share his story by creating an inspiring video.

He said: “This video may shock or surprise a lot of people. This year I tried to take my own life after struggling with depression and mental health problems.

“Over the years we’ve all lost friends or family through suicide, because there’s so much stigma around mental health and people are scared to ask for help or support.

“So I decided I wanted to go public with my story, to help other people who are suffering and encourage people to start talking about mental health. Not everyone will be as lucky as I was and it’s time we done something about it.

It’s took me 6 months to get to a position where I feel comfortable talking about this, so your help and support would mean the world to me,” he added.