The “one thing” that can stop male suicide

By Glen Poole This weekend I was fortunate to be part of a fascinating conversation about preventing male suicide in the UK. It was a conversation of some urgency and importance as it came ahead of a meeting of key players in the suicide prevention field. The conversation was prompted by one of these people…

The one thing about male suicide that ABC’s Man Up is missing

By Glen Poole It’s a few days since I watched Episode 1 of ABC’s Man Up, a three-part documentary that sends Gus Worland “on a mission to save Aussie men from their biggest killer…themselves”. Since then, I’ve been trying to find a way to constructively articulate the single, most vital point, the program seems to…

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…

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…

Men, We Need To Talk, Says Movember Founder

Adam Garone, the co-founder of the Movember Foundation, has a message for men: “we need to talk”. “It’s impossible to talk about suicide without talking about poor mental health,” says Garone. “Helping men stay mentally healthy is an important component and that getting men to talk about the ‘big’ stuff will result in an improvement…

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….

Can Awareness Raising Selfies Stop Male Suicide?

Glen Poole of the Stop Male Suicide project has taken a light-hearted look at suicide awareness selfies to make a serious point in an opinion piece for the UK’s Daily Telegraph. He argues that male suicide is not simply an internal problem caused by the unwillingness of individual men to talk or get help, but a complex, external issue…

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…