The men in my life are exceptionally important to me – my Husband, my Father, my Brothers, my Sons – they make my life richer and I want to continue to have them in my life for many years to come.
In March 2016 the Hunter Institute published statistics for suicide in Australia for a five year period from 2010 – 2014.
In 2014 more than three times as many men died by suicide during that period than women. Three times – 2,160 men died by suicide, or 5.9 men each day.
Rates of suicide for men are highest in the 85+ age group, followed by 40-44 years and then the 50-54 years age groups.
Too many men are isolated and unsupported.
MensLine Australia https://www.mensline.org.au/ provides a safe and private place to talk about concerns as well as confidential, anonymous and non-judgmental support 1300 78 99 78.
For more of my thoughts on this topic check out “Men Have Feelings Too” published on LinkedIn.
Being Chair of the Board of On the Line Australia Limited enables me to support this worthy cause in my own small way.