42% of men in the UK aged 18-45 have considered suicide. That’s nearly half of us, yet it is still such a difficult, taboo subject to talk about. But talking is only half the battle, we need to normalise conversations around men’s mental health so that not only can we talk about it, but more … More Vlog: Come on Lads – Let’s Talk Mental Health!
One of the hardest things for us to understand is the feeling of being suicidal. We all know that life has its ups and downs and that we will go through struggles in our lives, but most people will never seriously contemplate taking their own life, and it is very difficult to understand people that … More Vlog – Understanding Suicide
“We have a lot of mental health problems in our country, as do other countries, but this isn’t a guns situation…” Oh Donald, Donald, Donald, where do I start with this one? As 26 people lay dead in Texas with a further 20 wounded, victims of another mass shooting massacre, the US must, again, ask … More Guns Don’t Kill People, Mental Health Problems Do!
Wait!! Come back! OK, so it isn’t the most enticing headline ever and the first thing I ought to say is that no, I am not suicidal. Far from it. But in the past I have been. And I feel that I have something of value to say on the subject. I have received a … More We Need to Talk About… Suicide