Suicide

Mid-Life Men and Suicide: It’s Not Just About Mental Health Problems

Mid-Life Men and Suicide: It’s Not Just About Mental Health Problems

A guest post by Kate Kelland, reprinted from www.samaritans.org Middle-aged men in the lowest socio-economic group and living in the most deprived areas are 10 times more likely to commit suicide than those in the most affluent group, often because they have lost a sense of identity and masculine pride, researchers said on Thursday. In […]

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Thinking About Death

Thinking About Death

We don’t like to talk about it, but maybe it’s about time we did. Check out this 2011 campaign by “Soften the Fck Up”. The statistics might surprise you. This campaign was for 2011, but I ask you, when was the last time you looked a bloke in the eye and really asked him, “How […]

Suicide

Suicide

According to our statistics in Australia, we know that around 30 Australian men die by suicide every WEEK (1,881 people died by suicide in 2007 and 77% were men, the majority of them young men). It’s heartbreaking. I share this because I have been informed of yet another suicide in a rural community this week, […]