Today's Mail proudly carries two stories about filmmakers challenging the perceptions of mental health and addiction disorders.

On page three, we show how rugby and football stars Danny Sculthorpe and Paul Stewart have come together to raise awareness of male suicide, as part of a 40-second film project.

Men in the UK are three-times more likely to take their own life than women, and of those who die by suicide, 67 per cent have not previously engaged with mental health services. This show there's a real problem with getting men to talk - and this can be fatal.

We need to let people know that it's okay to not be okay, and to reach out and ask for help.

On page nine, we reveal how filmmakers are using the real stories of Barrow drug and alcohol addicts to raise awareness of the effects of drug and alcohol on communities.

Funded by the police and crime commissioner's community fund, police are hoping the film will deter people from abusing alcohol and drugs.

Luckily, there has recently been a sea change in the attitudes towards mental health and substance abuse. Once, they were never talked about openly, or completely misunderstood.

Now, we know them for what they are - diseases, and ones that anyone could develop.