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A Review Of Male Deaths By Suicide

Suicide is perhaps the most gendered health issue with a proportion of around four males for every female. The issues and contexts of suicide are complex and it is a product of many factors which makes it a difficult problem to address.

These resources offer some of the personal insights into the causes and factors that lead to suicide in men. These personal accounts offer perhaps a more valuable set of insights into why ending life becomes the only option for many men and boys.


AIMHS Suicide Fact Sheet

AIMHS: Suicide Fact Sheet

This fact sheet lists the factors associated with male suicide in Australia. It also discusses the rates of suicide in Australia and the rest of the world, as well as the importance of early intervention and prevention. Health/Mental Health Services need to have a 'men-friendly' approach when working with men.

Short Report of Northern Ireland Public Health Agency On Young Men and Suicide

Public Health Agency: Using Young Men's Experiences To Inform Mental Health Services

The overarching aim of this study was to obtain a comprehensive understanding of suicidal behaviour amongst men aged 16-34 to underpin the provision of accessible, acceptable and appropriate mental health services

 Young Men And Suicide Project Report

Ireland Men's Health Forum: Young Men And Suicide Project

Like many countries, Ireland has an ongoing problem with young men taking their lives at a rate of five times that of females. This project examined effective ways to reduce suicide.

Menswatch

AIMHS: Menswatch Promoting Male Mental Health & Suicide Prevention

A new end-to-end approach to suicide prevention is urgently needed to stem the increasing numbers of male suicides in Australia, and more effective support needs to be provided to men in distress.

Menzies School Of Research

Menzies School Of Research: Indigenous Suicide Discussion Paper

For a thorough overview of suicide in Indigenous populations, this review provides a useful context and detailed information.

MHIRC's 2010 Report

Western Sydney University: Pathways to Despair: The Social Determinants of Male Suicide

In 2010, the Men's Health Information and Resource Centre was commissioned to investigate the causes and factors behind male suicides on the NSW Central Coast. This report uncovers the stories from survivors and families of men who took their own lives.

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AMHF: The Need For Male-Friendly Approaches to Suicide Prevention in Australia...

While men account for 75.7% of all suicides, the majority of time, money and energy invested in researching and preventing suicide fails to target male suicide. The Australian Men's Health Forum recommends male-friendly approaches to suicide in Australia.

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Suicide Prevention Australia: Position Paper On Suicide In Rural Australia

Despite rising rates of suicide, it is only relatively recently that interest has been directed towards the relationship between suicide and geographical location. As a consequence, several studies have demonstrated that notable differences exist between urban-rural suicide rates.

The Samaritans: Men, Suicide And Society: Why Disadvantaged Men Die By Suicide

The Samaritans: Men, Suicide And Society: Why Disadvantaged Men Die By Suicide

This UK report provides an extensive overview of the many of the factors that lead to a man's suicide, and as such it offers a detailed and extensive overview of causes and factors.

MATES in Construction

MATES in Construction: Suicide In The Construction Industry

The MATES in Construction charity was established by The Building Employees Redundancy Trust (BERT) in 2008 to reduce suicide in the construction industry and improve the mental health and wellbeing of Queensland construction workers. It has since become available in NSW, SA and WA.

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