Coronation Street viewers left sobbing at harrowing moment Aidan's body found
A powerful depiction of male mental health struggles
Coronation Street viewers have been left in shock at Aidan's dad Johnny being overwhelmed after discovering his son had taken his own life.
The discovery of the body happened off-camera, but viewers heard Johnny break down after he found his son's suicide note, as the show explored the issue of male suicide.
The note read: "Don't go into the bathroom - call the police."
The viewers heard him respond: "Dear, God no! What have you done?"
Viewers on Twitter were hit by the rawness of the scene.
#coronationstreet has got me in bits man! Just a strong storyline raising so much awareness. No one deserves to suffer in silence ❤️
— Chelsea Sian 🤎 (@chelysianx) May 9, 2018
This just shows once again that anyone can look okay on the outside but inside they are breaking you never really truly no what’s going on in someone’s mind or what’s happening behind the scenes 😭 #Corrie #coronationstreet
— Cerys Emily ♡ (@Cerys_Emily_x) May 9, 2018
I think the most important message in this Coronation Street storyline with Aidan is that sometimes people can be suffering and no one else will know because the gut instinct is to hide it and act like you’re fine. It’s ok to talk. It’s ok to get help ❤️
— lucy👄 (@justlucyslife) May 9, 2018
#coronationstreet is heartbreaking. But it’s great that they are giving men with mental health issues a voice.
— Lorna Watts (@lornawatts) May 9, 2018
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