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Coronation Street’s suicide storyline has ‘helped’ others

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It’s been a tough week for Corrie fans – watching the storyline involving Aidan Connor taking his own life.

But actor Shayne Ward, who plays the character, says it has already helped people considering suicide.

There’s been a huge reaction online too, with one fan tweeting: “We need to listen, people need to talk about it. Thanks for raising awareness.”

Coronation Street’s suicide storyline has ‘helped’ others
Coronation Street’s suicide storyline has ‘helped’ others

The charity Samaritans worked with Corrie on the script and says it’s important to highlight the issue.

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Image caption Aidan’s dad in Corrie, Johnny, found a note from his son

Wednesday night’s episode saw Aidan’s friends and family struggle with their grief after discovering he had killed himself.

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