Last night when I got home, I found out that a friend’s brother had taken his own life on Tuesday.
This morning, a different friend saw the horrifying sight of a man hanging from a motorway bridge as he drove to work.
Only last week, 84 sculptures were revealed on top of the ITV building in London, to highlight the number of men who take their own life every week in the UK. This is part of Project84 – a campaign run by CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably).
Male suicide is the single biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK, and reports indicate this is due to social rather than biological reasons. Please make sure all the men in your life – family, friends, work colleagues – know there are people available to talk to, and that sharing their problems does not make them less masculine or reflect on their manliness in anyway.
If you are experiencing problems and suicidal thoughts; whether you’re male or female, you can contact professionals including The Samaritans.
Thanks, as always, for reading. x