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Government Failing To Tackle Male Suicide Warn More Than 30 Top Charities

Government Failing To Tackle Male Suicide Warn More Than 30 Top Charities

Press releases   •   Nov 18, 2015 20:27 GMT

With suicide biggest single killer of men aged under 45, MPs mark International Men’s Day with historic Commons debate; more than 30 suicide prevention charities urge Government to adopt four point plan; the charities are calling on the Government to overhaul how suicides are prevented in the UK and urge them to treat suicide as a major public health issue.

Historic Parliamentary debate on male suicide secured on International Men’s Day

Historic Parliamentary debate on male suicide secured on International Men’s Day

Press releases   •   Nov 12, 2015 12:58 GMT

MPs to mark International Men’s Day (19th Nov) with inaugural Commons debate on male suicide. The move follows pressure by CALM to debate factors causing high male suicide rates. Suicide is the biggest single killer of men aged under 45. New poll finds 42% of men surveyed considered suicide. 49% didn't seek help 'cause they didn’t want people to worry, 43% didn’t want to talk about their feelings.

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On 19th November 2015, an historic Parliamentary debate will be held in Westminster Hall. Male suicide is the biggest single killer of men under the age of 45. In 2014, 76% of all suicides were men. Without a revolution in attitudes towards suicide, treating it as a major public health issue, these figures are unlikely to improve. We propose four simple changes.