Help us turn the tide on male suicide

Author: Movember

On mornings around the world, on Bondi Beach in Sydney, Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Irish Parliament in Dublin, Potter’s Field in London, Central Park in New York, Venice Beach in Los Angeles and Sergels Torg in Stockholm, we laid out thousands of shoes to represent the men who’ve died by suicide this month.

Today is International Men’s Day. We live in a world where 3 out of 4 suicides are men, and the numbers are rising. Our fathers, partners, brothers and friends are facing this health crisis. We can’t afford to stay silent: we need to take action.

“Male suicide is a problem that can't be ignored," says Movember co-founder Adam Garone. "Indeed, this is such a serious and saddening issue that it should be at the front and centre of public discussion. So, again I ask, why aren't we talking about it? Is it because of social perception and stigma? Is it because we don’t have the courage to confront it? Is it because... well, what reasons do you give?

And when you do think about your answer, you should consider this: in your circle of friends, family, work-mates, team-mates, you will have someone, or perhaps several people or more, who are in a dark place, struggling with some form of mental illness and may need your help."

That’s why we fund game-changing projects in mental health and suicide prevention. We’re using our global reach to find innovative approaches to this complex issue. We’re committed to encouraging men to talk, seek help and take action. Now we’re stepping up with a big goal: by 2030, we’ll reduce the rate of male suicide by 25%. We can’t do it without you.

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