Although it affects all genders and ages, by some estimates it is the biggest killer of men under 45, with young men being particularly vulnerable.
One of the most common contributors to this is men not feeling able to talk to people about what’s going on in their lives – be that mental health issues, relationships, substance misuse, abuse or anything else.
The culture of silence is something that, unfortunately, most of us are guilty of contributing to one way or another – and it’s all of our responsibility, together, to create a world where everyone feels able to talk and no one feels alone.
"Provide more opportunities to form communities and activities that cater to different men's needs. A lot of us don't have friends or intimate platonic relationships, and we're in desperate need of that."
If you need help, please contact the numbers below
UK & Ireland – The Samaritans: 116-123 USA – The Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) Canada – Crisis Services Canada: 1-833-456-4566 Australia – Lifeline: 13-11-14 New Zealand – Lifeline: 0800-543-345 India – Vandrevala Foundation: 1860-266-2345 / 1800-233-3330