76% Of UK Suicides Are Male – Why?

Jane Powell, CEO of the the male suicide prevention charity, CALM UK, says we are failing to ask why most people who die by suicide are male.

Writing in the Huffington Post she says:

“Various theories are bandied about, but the extraordinary truth is we don’t know. There’s lots of speculation, snippets of information, theories. But no actual nuggets. But unless we do understand why more men take their lives, then how can we possibly target and respond effectively? We need data to work effectively, hone our targeting, refine services so they fit the audience, ensure those who need help can access it. And if there are environmental factors impacting men, then take action to mitigate such factors.”

You can read the full article here

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