Suicide kills eight people a day in Australia and six of them are men.
Male suicide is a significant male health issue. Closing the gender suicide gap and reducing the number of male suicides to the same level as female suicide, would save the lives of more than 1,500 Australian men a year and save the economy an estimated $9.3 billion a year.
Four ways you can help us tackle male suicide
1. Spread The Word
A quick and simple way to work with us to prevent male suicide is to raise awareness of the fact that 3 out of 4 suicides are male. You can do this right away by sharing information from our #KnowYourManFacts campaign.
2. Get Your Facts Straight
If you want to expand your knowledge of male suicide beyond the headline figure that men account for 3 out of 4 suicides, then take a look at our fact sheet on male suicide and share the information with everyone you know who wants to get involved and make a difference.
3. Take A Position
For a deeper understanding at the problem of male suicide, take a look at AMHF's 2016 position paper called "The need for male-friendly approaches to suicide prevention in Australia". The paper outlines 10 key recommendations that focus on the actions we think policy makers and leaders in the field suicide prevention can take to help prevent male suicide.
4. Join our Male Suicide Prevention Network
AMHF is developing a number of special interest groups that will help people to work together on various men’s health issues. If you're working to prevent male suicide and want to connect with like-minded people who share your commitment to make a difference for men and boys, then why not join our Male Suicide Prevention Network? For more information contact us today on [email protected].