A new study by a male suicide prevention charity reveals that more than 40% of men in the United Kingdom aged 18-45 have considered taking their own lives.
The study by the Campaign Against Living Miserably (Calm) found that many of the men affected did not want to bother their friends or family as a similar proportion of those who had such bad thoughts had not discussed them with anyone else.
‘Investigators showed that as many as 4,623 men of all ages took their own lives in 2014. However, that was a slight drop on more than 4,800 men who took their own lives in 2013.’
The figures compiled by the investigators showed that as many as 4,623 men of all ages took their own lives in 2014. However, that was a slight drop on more than 4,800 men who took their own lives in 2013, according to the latest Office for National Statistics (ONS). Men accounted for 78% of the suicides that year.
"The results of this research, together with the latest mortality statistics, show that we urgently need to raise the nation's awareness of this hugely important and under-discussed issue," said Jane Powell, the chief executive of Calm.
The research was conducted in association with the men's bodycare brand Lynx. The release was part of Calm and Lynx's Bigger Issues campaign, which needs to raise awareness of male suicide.