Men, mental health and help-seeking behaviour

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics 2007 National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing, men with mental disorders are less likely to have used services for their mental health problems in the past 12 months. The data also revealed that that if we calculate the number of people with mental disorders who don’t access services, we…

The Economic Cost of Male Suicide

The 2010 Breaking The Silence report, estimated the economic cost of suicide in Australia to be over $17 billion. The Report was funded by a broad range of organisations working in suicide prevention including: Lifeline Australia The Inspire Foundation, OzHelp Foundation Centre for Mental Health Research, ANU  Suicide Prevention Australia The Salvation Army Brain and…

Some Facts About Male Suicide

  ABS Statistics Male Female Number of suicides per year (2014) 2160 704 Percentage of suicides (2014) 75.4 24.6 Average number of suicides per day (2014) 5.9 1.9 Average number of suicides per week (2014) 41.5 13.5 Average number of suicides per month (2014) 180 59 Source: Australia Bureau of Statistics, 3303.0, Causes of Death,…

Lived experience speakers feature at Stop Male Suicide in QLD seminar

A number of speakers with lived experience of suicide will be speaking at the Stop Male Suicide in NSW seminar, to be held in Sydney on Tuesday 31st May. They include R U OK? ambassadors Justin Geange and Natalie Whale, builder Rhett Foreman and Tim Fisk of the Complete Men Project. Justin is a community ambassador…

CAPS project supports Stop Male Suicide in QLD seminar

CAPS, a not-for-profit community organisation that works to transform the lives of people at risk of suicide, is supporting the Stop Male Suicide in QLD seminar, to be held in Brisbane on Friday 3rd June 2016.   CAPS aim is to reduce the prevalence of suicide in communities by offering programs and services that educate, raise awareness…

CORES project supports Stop Male Suicide in QLD seminar

CORES Australia, a community based program committed to suicide prevention, is supporting the Stop Male Suicide in QLD seminar, to be held in Brisbane on Friday 3rd June 2016. CORES aims to educate members of local communities on how they can intervene when they encounter a person they believe may be suicidal. CORES is short for…