Closing the Gender Suicide Gap would save 30 men’s lives a week

According to the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics,  a total of 3,027 people died by suicide in 2015. Of these 2,292 (75.7%) were male and 735 (24.3%) were female. The number of male suicides has risen by 41% in the past decade from 1,624 in 2006 to 2,292, with men accounting for 75.7%…

STRATEGIC FAILURE TO STOP MALE SUICIDE COSTING $13.75B

STRATEGIC FAILURE TO STOP MALE SUICIDE COSTING $13.75B Closing the gender suicide gap would save more than 1,500 men’s lives Australia’s suicide prevention strategies are failing to stop male suicide which is now costing the economy $13.75B a year and killing nearly 200 men a month, according to the latest figures from the Australian Bureau…

MP speaks of father’s suicide in maiden speech

Julian Lesser, who was elected as the federal Member of Parliament for Berowra in NSW in July 2016, has spoken about his father’s suicide in his maiden speech. You can read the full transcript of his speech here. The key extract in which Julian speaks about suicide prevention is published below. By Julian Lesser My father…

YES! You can Stop Male Suicide….

We’re very excited at the Stop Male Suicide project to have taken delivery of the first few boxes of our new book “You Can Stop Male Suicide“. So, if you were one of the people who supported us by pre-ordering a copy, we’ll be posting it to you very soon—and if you didn’t order a copy…

Brendan Kelly features at Stop Male Suicide in SA seminar

The  suicide prevention specialist, Brendan Kelly, will speak at at the Stop Male Suicide in SA seminar, to be held in Adelaide on Tuesday 15th November. The event will bring together people who are committed to taking action to help Stop Male Suicide, which currently takes the lives of six men in Australia every day. If you want…

D & D Training featured at Stop Male Suicide in SA seminar

The work of the D&D  Training will be featured at at the Stop Male Suicide in SA seminar, to be held in Adelaide on Tuesday 15th November. David Moran and Deb Gleeson of D&D Training will speak about their experience of mental health first aid at the event that  will bring together people who are committed to taking action…

Michael Clark featured at Stop Male Suicide in SA seminar

The work of Michael Clark,  a life change mentor, will be featured at at the Stop Male Suicide in SA seminar, to be held in Adelaide on Tuesday 15th November. Michael will be speaking at the seminar that will bring together people who are committed to taking action to help If you want to help Stop Male Suicide in WA,…

LIVIN project featured at Stop Male Suicide in SA seminar

The work of the LIVIN project will be featured at at the Stop Male Suicide in SA seminar, to be held in Adelaide on Tuesday 15th November. LIVIN is a charity that works  to help Stop Male Suicide in SA by promoting the message that “It Ain’t Weak to Speak”. LIVIN was founded on the East Coast in 2013 by…

MATES In Construction features at Stop Male Suicide in SA seminar

The work of the suicide prevention charity,  MATES in Construction SA, will be featured at at the Stop Male Suicide in SA seminar, to be held in Adelaide on Tuesday 15th. MIC is a charity established in 2008 to reduce the high level of suicide among Australian construction workers. Construction workers are six times more likely to die from suicide…

Male circumcision and male suicide, is there a link?

  A paper on male circumcision and male suicide, written by Glen Poole of the Stop Male Suicide project, will be presented at the 14th International Symposium on Genital Autonomy this week. This article is published in memory of Jonathon Conte and includes some extracts from the talk, for the benefit ofthose who cannot attend…

Work is driving men to suicide say researchers

  Employers need to improve men’s working conditions as part of the drive to stop male suicide in Australia, according to new research led by Deakin University. The groundbreaking national study of 9,000 Australian workers (84% male/16% female) who died by suicide, found that job stress increases men risk of suicide by around a third….