We know, you know, men are often conditioned to suppress emotions, to not show feelings, to maintain the stiff upper lip so when the likes of Gary Speed, Robin Williams and Anthony Bourdain take their own lives, there’s a rightful outpouring of emotions about these very public figures choosing to end the life they have.
Refreshing then for me to see an article on LinkedIn today from Australia, possibly the epitome of stereotypical machismo looking at positive steps to support men at this time of year and in the future so that the 3,000 men who commit suicide each year reduces.
What I like too about the article is the statistical fact that mental illness is the third largest disability in the world, with 20 to 25% of the population suffering from stress, anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation. Suicide is in fact the biggest cause of death in young men.
I won’t regurgitate the article here though but would point you to the link below from Body and Soul.
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