These resources will help men, and people that care for them, learn more about their suicidal thoughts and how develop better mental well being. Men may experience suicidal thoughts after experiencing a job loss, relationship loss, or any other traumatic event. Some men may not feel comfortable talking about their feelings and need extra support to manage these life events. Understanding how men deal with suicidal thoughts will help us develop supports and programs that promote their well being.
Men’s Helpline is for adult men who have concerns about their well-being, safety, safety of others and/or who may be experiencing a crisis. This free, confidential service will be offered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. By calling 211, men can access a variety of supports and services that are specific to their needs, including information, navigation, referrals, and brief intervention counselling.
This resource is an introduction to men and suicide. You’ll learn about statistics, warning signs, why men are more at risk, and how suicide can be prevented. You’ll also learn how to have a conversation with someone you’re worried about. If you know someone who is thinking about suicide, or if you’re thinking about suicide, call your local crisis line. In Canada, call 1-833-456-4566.
Topics included in this 11 page toolkit: A brief overview of the tragic statistics pertaining to men and suicide. Warning Signs Signs that may indicate suicidal ideation in men. Risk Factors Those factors in a man’s life that may put him at higher risk of suicide. Protective Factors Those factors in a man’s life that can help protect him from the risk of suicide. Links that provide additional information about men and suicide. Programs available for men in need of assistance and general suicide prevention programs. Psychologists try to get men to open up, get help Quotes from psychologists trying to help men deal with depression. Recommended Reading Recommended literature about men and suicide, available at the Centre for Suicide Prevention’s library.
Preventing Suicide among Men in the Middle Years: Recommendations for Suicide Prevention Programs is the final report of a project that explored the causes of suicide among men ages 35–64 in the United States as well as what can be done to alleviate the toll that suicide takes on these men and their families, friends, and communities.
Information on men’s suicide and suicide prevention 2. Effective suicide prevention programs for men: considerations; suggested strategies; indicators of good practice; and examples of strategies used with: – Individuals at heightened risk of suicide – Whole communities including men in the workplace – Groups identified as being at-risk (with sections on Men in the Middle Years, Men in Rural Communities, Men from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Communities, Indigenous Men, Men Undergoing Relationship Breakdown and Older Men)
This guide aims briefly to summarizes the existing research and expertise on how services can best meet the needs of older men, and help reduce their risk of isolation, depression and possible suicide. It contains suggestions of good practice rather than hard and fast rules, and all guidance will need to be interpreted in the context of your local communities.
Established in 1999, Anxiety Canada is a registered charity and non-profit organization created to raise awareness about anxiety and support access to proven resources and treatment. They offer services and programs Canadians can trust, including the award-winning free MindShift™ CBT app, helpful online courses: My Anxiety Plans (MAPs), and online group therapy program: MindShiftt™ CBT Groups. Their passionate and dedicated team is supported by coast-to-coast volunteers who bring expertise and lived experience with anxiety.
There are many misconceptions about depression that make it difficult for men to talk to others and take charge of their health. Heads Up Guys wants to show all of you men struggling with depression that you are not alone! Click on the provided link to be instantly taken to a website full of resources, including a Find A Therapist section, a symptom check page, suicide prevention information and more.
The only charity tackling men’s health on a global scale, year round. Addressing some of the biggest health issues faced by men: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health and suicide prevention.
The Men’s Depression and Suicide Network (MD&S-Net) comprises 5 projects dedicated to developing, implementing, and formally evaluating a suite of innovative men-centred, face-to-face and online technology interventions.
Check out this quick article to learn all about the symptoms of the male menopause and what you can do if you or someone you love are experiencing it.
To better understand men’s depression and suicide from the perspective of men who have previously experienced suicidality and the perspectives of men and women who have lost a male to suicide as a means to stimulating community conversations and destigmatizing men’s depression and suicide.
You’ve probably heard of the menopause in women, but did you know men go through a similar hormonal change as they age? The male menopause, or andropause, is often triggered when men reach their 40s. In this guide, they discuss all aspects of the male menopause. From spotting the early signs, to finding out what you can do to alleviate the symptoms, find out what you can do to tackle the challenges of the andropause.
The present report aims to investigate the phenomenon of suicidal behaviour in men. The report presents current research on the factors behind male vulnerability to suicide, how male suicides can be prevented, and activities currently undertaken that aim to reduce suicidal behaviours, with a focus on Australian males.