The Dingle family in Emmerdale were scared this week when they learned Paddy Kirk (Dominic Brunt) was gone.
A search party is led by Mandy Dingle (Lisa Riley) in a recent spoiler clip in an effort to find the missing veteran.
Since learning that his wife Chas (Lucy Pargeter) has been having an affair with Al Chapman, Paddy has experienced mental health issues.
As the Dingles forgave Chas one at a time, he felt more and more alone. After a wild night of opening up, he finally fell into bed with Mandy.
He disappeared shortly after that and hasn’t been seen since.
In this new video, Mandy assigns duties in an effort to bring Paddy home safely.
Despite Mandy’s insistence that he take a nap, Dad Bear Wolf (Joshua Richards) is just as anxious to assist.
Mandy breaks down when Vinny shows up with a bundle of posters. Despite Chas’ worries that daughter Eve would see them, she insists that they be displayed everywhere.
Can they return Paddy to his home
It’s been made clear that this plot will cause Paddy to consider taking his own life when his feelings of loneliness and helplessness get to be too much for him.
He will soon make his way back to the village to say his final, covert farewell to friends and family before setting off once more to take his own life.
Emmerdale has collaborated closely with The Samaritans and Andy’s Man Club to tell this harrowing storyline in an accurate manner.
“Paddy’s tale gives a chance to teach others, particularly middle-aged men, that no matter how terrible situations can get, it’s always possible to get through them,” said Lorna Fraser, the Executive Lead for Samaritans’ Media Advisory Service.
“Our fantastic volunteers are always available to listen, day and night,” says the Samaritans, “so we encourage anyone impacted by this story to call out to us.”
Andy’s Man Club’s Neil Waine said:
A nonprofit dedicated to preventing male suicide, ANDYSMANCLUB provides peer support groups at more than 100 locations throughout the UK and online.
We aim to eliminate the stigma associated with men’s mental health and empower men through dialogue, so we are overjoyed that ITV and Emmerdale are addressing this critically important issue and spreading the message that #ITSOKAYTOTALK.