Charity calls for national male suicide campaign

A men’s charity is urging the government to conduct a national campaign to raise awareness of suicide in men – the biggest killer of men under the age of 35 in the UK.

Men account for 75% of suicides in the UK with male suicide happening every day at a rate of 2 suicides per hour – according to the latest statistics from The Samaritans.

Now the charity Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) – which was featured at The First National Conference For Men and Boys in 2011 – is calling for a national campaign to raise more awareness of the issue of male suicide.

CALM’s director Jane Powell says the situation is perilous. She said:

“Nine out of 10 people aren’t aware that suicide is the biggest killer of young men under the age of 35. That disempowers both family and parents plus the young men themselves.

“I think awareness of the dangers of salt is higher amongst parents then suicide, and that can’t be good”.

Find out more about the great work of CALM at www.thecalmzone.net.


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Glen Poole is UK co-ordinator for International Men's Day, Director at the consultancy Helping Men and news editor of insideMAN magazine. Follow him on twitter @HelpingMen or find out more about his work at www.helpingmen.co.uk.

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One comment on “Charity calls for national male suicide campaign
  1. […] is one of the reasons the charity CALM is calling for a national campaign to tackle the issue – click here for more on this story or read our Killer Facts About Male Suicide post […]

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