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Welsh football stars send powerful suicide message ahead of crucial Euro 2020 qualifier

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Some of the biggest names in Welsh football have lent their voices to a campaign encouraging men to talk about mental health and tackle rising male suicide rates.

Aaron Ramsey, Joe Allen and Ethan Ampadu are just some of the players who feature in a powerful video highlighting that 'every minute, somewhere in the world, a man dies by suicide.'

They want to encourage men to be 'A Man or More Words' and talk about the 'tough stuff.'

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Teaming up with men's health charity Movember, the FAW are calling on men to use the half time break in their crucial Euro 2020 qualifier against Hungary to talk to each other.

The video highlights that during the match an estimated 90 men will take their own lives.

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The FAW are currently running a 'We Wear the Same Shirt' campaign to help combat the stigma associated with mental health issues.

As part of this campaign they're running football programmes across Wales providing an opportunity to be active and meet new people.

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If your family has been affected by suicide there is a booklet produced by NHS Wales called Help is at Hand. You can find it here.

If you are in distress or need some support, the Samaritans are available 24 hours a day on 116 123 or through their website.