Behind the Song - 'Suic*de' with Ren

Film & Campaign Description

Suicide is the biggest killer of men under 50. Too often, the taboo of mental health means people don't reach out for support that could save their lives.

Mind wanted to work with musicians to reach new audiences and remove the stigma around mental health and seeking support.

So, we developed our campaign 'Behind the Song' - talking to artists who've written songs about mental health and discussing the meaning behind the song. This video with musician Ren is the first in the series. In this raw and emotional interview, he shares his thoughts and feelings behind the song 'Suic*de'. He speaks about losing his friend Joe to suicide. And how music was a way for him to process his grief.

Through partnering with musicians we've been able to reach new audiences and show them there's no shame in speaking about your mental health. There's no shame in asking for help. Most importantly, this video has helped Mind reach more men and show them we’re here if and when they need us.


  • Even though 1 in 4 people have mental health problems, most of us don’t get the help we need.

    This has to change.

    We’re Mind. We’re here to fight mental health. For support for respect, for you. We change minds across England and Wales by making mental health an everyday priority. By standing up to the injustices – in healthcare, in work, in law – which make life harder for those of us with mental health problems. We support minds – offering help whenever you might need it through our information, advice and local services. And we connect minds. Bringing together an unstoppable network of individuals and communities – people who care about mental health to make a difference.

    Join us in the fight for mental health. We won’t stop until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets both support and respect.