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James Arthur to open up on mental health struggles in new documentary

James Arthur to open up on mental health struggles in new documentary
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The X Factor winner James Arthur will open up on his mental health struggles in a new documentary for BBC Three.

The X Factor winner James Arthur is to appear in a one-off documentary about male mental health and the use of anti-depressants.

Called James Arthur: Out of Our Minds, the "deeply-personal" film will see the 33-year-old singer open up about his struggles over the years and meet others who have experienced similar difficulties.

"It's been such a special thing to make, this doc," he said. "Obviously the subject matter is extremely heavy, so it's been really difficult to hear from blokes who have had the courage to offer up their stories for the film knowing how important it is to be a part of something like this.

"It's a topic that undoubtedly needs more discussion; male mental health, and our reliance as a nation on anti-depressants & anti-anxiety medication. I've been there myself, so it's so humbling to be a part of something that is going to shed some light on it."

The programme will air on BBC Three later this year.

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