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.