'Lives being lost because men are suffering in silence'
Family of 19-year-old who took own life trying to raise awareness of male suicide.
The family of a teenager who took his own life say more awareness is needed over young men suffering in silence.
Anton Thom, 19, was found dead in woods near his home in Livingston, West Lothian, last September.
His parents said he'd outwardly been a "normal boy" with no sign of any problems.
His father, also called Anton, told STV News: "He'd left us a letter saying that he'd been suffering from depression and anxiety for many years and we didn't see this.
"He didn't show it at all."
Suicide is the biggest killer of men under 50 in the UK and Anton's mother Theresa believes lives are being lost because they struggle to talk about their feelings.
"Some lads will probably not open up," she said. "Like Anton - he was maybe not a talker, but he was a very good listener, a caring boy.
"He cared for everybody around him, he was so helpful but couldn't help himself."
Anton's parents and sisters are now fundraising for the organisation Neil's Hugs, which provides support to families who've lost a loved one to suicide.
A charity football tournament is being held at Livingston FC's stadium next weekend.
Donna Paterson-Harvie set up Neil's Hugs after the suicide of her son Neil seven years ago.
She said: "I'm not a stupid woman, I know full well that by doing what I'm doing I'm not going to stop everybody from dying from suicide.
"But I really believe that by working together as a community we can reduce those figures and that's the best we can hope for."
If you or someone you know needs help, the Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123.