THE sister of a young Barrow man who she says took his own life has backed The Mail’s campaign to tackle the taboo around men’s mental health.

Chrissie Crampton, 30, of Bridgegate Avenue, Barrow, is supporting the 'Time to Talk' campaign after the death of her 27-year-old brother Will Taylor, who was found dead on Valentines Day.

Mr Taylor was a customer service assistant at the Vue Cinema in Barrow and had many friends in the area.

Mrs Crampton opened up about the need for people to talk about their problems.

“We didn’t know he needed any help until he took his own life”, she said.

“He said in a letter which he left to us that he still felt like that 16-year-old boy that lost his father.”

Mr Taylor and Mrs Crampton lost their father 11 years ago to cancer.

“We are quite an open family and we have all talked about how devastated we were to lose our dad and every time Will would always nod his head but never really say anything," she said.

“People need to know that you can’t just sit there and do that - you need to speak out.

“He never got any help to properly grieve for our dad and I would hate for anyone else to have to experience that.

“We are all devastated about losing Will and I hope this can be a wake up call for people to speak openly about their problems.

"He loved his family and he was always so considerate about everybody’s feelings.”

Mrs Crampton said since her brother died she has noticed people in Barrow seem reluctant to talk openly about their problems.

“I did not realise how many people in Barrow have gone through the same thing and so it is vitally important that people speak openly to prevent history from repeating itself," she said.

She has created a Facebook page for people to share their grief about the loss of a loved one who have taken their own life.

You can access the page by simply typing in ‘Cumbria suicide loss support group’ into Facebook’s search bar.