Making Sense of Male Suicide in Australia

By Glen Poole, Stop Male Suicide Every day in Australia, eight people will die by suicide and six of them will be men. So why are men three times more likely to take their own lives than women? One of the most common complaints about men in relationships, is that when women want to talk…

Action needed as Male Suicide up 67% in Western Australia

More action is needed to prevent men and boys in Western Australia from taking their own lives, according to a new project to stop male suicide in Australia. The number of men and boys in Western Australia who died by suicide has risen by 67% from 169 in 2005 to 283 in 2014, according to…

Separated men 16 times more likely to attempt suicide

Please help Stop Male Suicide by sharing this information with everyone you know: Separation is recognised to be the one of the most frequently reported life events among suicide attempters. According to the Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention (AISRP), between 2002-2011, 23.9% of males and 18.1% of females who died by suicide were recorded of…

Five common suicide risk factors

Please help Stop Male Suicide by sharing this information with everyone you know:A 2007 analysis of 24 studies into suicide using the psychological autopsy method, found that five of the most commonly found risk factors in suicide were: Unemployment Self Harm Alcohol and drug abuse Relationship separation Mood disorders A useful mnemonic to help you…