The following message comes from our friends in the Australian Men's Health Forum
I want to ask you to support some positive action to help prevent suicide. It’s a touchstone issue for community wellbeing.
The effects of a suicide echo through a family for decades. There’s always an empty space.
And four out of five suicides are men.
Statistics don’t tell the real story of suicide: the devastation that sons, daughters, wives, partners, parents and friends are left with, the anguish and guilt and the loss that can never be made good. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Effective interventions do work.
The Australian Men’s Health Forum has launched a project to research and produce an advisory paper on preventing male suicide. I expect it will be of practical help to families, friends and employers and will be distributed free of charge.
AMHF needs $8,000 to finalise the research, writing and production of the paper.
A crowd funding campaign has been launched on Australian site pozible.com. The campaign opened to coincide with Men’s health Week. If the right page doesn't open, search for Suicide Prevention on the pozible.com website.
Gary Bryant -Executive Officer, Australian Men's Health Forum
The Conversation ran a series articles during June. a good overview of evidence based articles including:
Men more reluctant to go to the doctor... and it's putting them put at risk.
Dad's get postnatal depression too
It's hard to be a man
Men have eating disorders too, and often can't talk about them
Help us to keep track of interesting articles and evidence based information to share, Send us an email with your suggestions
Andrology Australia has announced it will lose its funding from the Commonwealth Department of Health from 1 July 2016.
Men's Resources Tasmania is a supporter of The Australian Men's Health Forum and its position paper: Male health in Australia A call for action which highlights (in point 6) that government research funding for male health is about one quarter of that allocated for women’s health.
This is unacceptable.
Andrology Australia is a major male health research and education institution and we cannot afford to lose it. Please support Andrology Australia through signing the petition at the following link or writing to your MP and opposition parties.