Casualty stars Neet Mohan and Milo Clarke unite for mental health awareness

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Casualty stars unite for mental health awarenessBBC

The following article references suicidal ideations and other mental health issues.

Casualty stars Neet Mohan and Milo Clarke have united to reflect on their recent storylines in hopes of raising mental health awareness.

Both actors have been involved in long-running, issue-based plots for the BBC One continuing drama over the past year, and this weekend's special episode for Mental Health Awareness Week will center around Rash Masum (Mohan) having a breakdown.

Casualty viewers have seen Rash struggling with his grief following his father's long battle with dementia and subsequent death.

In a new interview released for Mental Health Awareness Week, Mohan touched on the audience's response to his powerful storyline.

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"For being on the show for however many years now, that dementia storyline that Rash had with his dad has resonated most with audiences," he recalled.

"That's the most where I've been approached where people have said, 'Oh, you know, my mum, or my dad or my uncle or my aunt [had dementia], and that's been really, like that's really touching, to be able to play a storyline that resonates with people.

"You know, it's researched so well with the show and I feel like it's been done so well – it's really nice to have a storyline… that goes on for so long. It's not just happening in one episode, then you play it in the next two or three. It's like having a journey to get there."

Likewise, Clarke spoke about his character Teddy Gowan bottling up his own trauma from a supposedly simple callout that took an alarming turn.

"When they approached with me this storyline, I was nervous," he recalled. "I was quite apprehensive 'cos I was thinking, 'God, this is a big responsibility', I feel.

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"But I was kind of proud at the same time because I was thinking, 'they trust me with something' – to do something like that and hopefully play it in a way where I do it justice and a lot of people can be seen by the story."

This weekend's episode has been crafted around Mental Health Awareness Week, as Rash struggles with suicidal ideations while facing the pressure of assessment day.

Casualty airs on Saturday nights on BBC One and now streams first on BBC iPlayer, where episodes are released at 6am on the day of transmission.

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We encourage anyone who identifies with the topics raised in this article to reach out. Information about how to access support is available via the NHS, and organisations who can offer help include Samaritans on 116 123 or Mind on 0300 123 3393.

Readers in the US are encouraged to visit or the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

More information about dementia is available via organisations including the NHS and Dementia UK. Resources for readers in the US are available via the National Institutes of Health.

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