International Men's Day.

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TeeDee

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Tomorrow is International Men's Day.

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I try to post this every year to do my bit to raise awareness as much as I can, as its a subject that I'm passionate about.
I've lost a couple of Male friends to suicide and have at times in the past struggled myself with darker thoughts that I'm sure many of us do ( male and female ) - in silence and without feeling able to be able to ask for help.

Statistics on Suicide are quite simply harrowing.
https://media.samaritans.org/.../Suicide_Stats_England...


So before people start reaching for the 'Like' button to show solidarity I wonder if I can ask the following?? ,- message, text, ring , facetime - whatever - any of your male friends you've not seen for while just to say:- " Hi! How you doing " and check in with them.

Men as we all know , are not the best for communicating their feelings at the best of times, - never mind the worst of times.

Thank You.

TeeDee
 

santaman2000

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Those numbers speak for themselves. That said, I suspect some of them are slanted due to men's reluctance to report (domestic violence being the obvious one) and the real numbers are likely higher.
 

TeeDee

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I'd be far more content if Men could just find the ability to talk/unload/vent before they need to cry to be honest - although crying is perfectly acceptable. Just don't like the idea people need to get to the point that they are juggling fragile emotions and crying before some breakthrough 'allows' them to talk.

But yes, all good points. Thank you.
 

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