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Karen Gillan Shines A Light On Scotland's Suicide Rate In 'A Book Of' Feature

Karen Gillan Shines A Light On Scotland's Suicide Rate In 'A Book Of' Feature

Karen Gillan is opening up about an important organization that is near and dear to her heart in her feature with A Book Of magazine.

The 32-year-old Jumanji star shined a light on Mikey’s Line, which will benefit from the sales of her feature. Mikey’s Line is the largest suicide prevention hotline in Scotland.

“It’s very important to me just because it’s a text service in the area where the film [The Party's Just Beginning] was set. It’s where I’m from, Inverness, at the top of Scotland where the suicide rate is really high among young men,” she shares.

Karen adds that the rate is actually “much higher than the rest of Scotland or Europe I think.”

“Their service is incredible and it’s all anonymous. It’s helping a lot of people out there to communicate. Especially men who have a harder time conveying their emotions and they don’t want to appear vulnerable or show weakness. I think we all need to work hard to make sure that it’s not seen as weakness to show your emotions.”

Just recently, Karen shared the number with her 1.2 million followers on Twitter.

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