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Men's Mental Health Matters: Shedding Light on Male Suicide

Suicide is a serious public health issue that affects people of all ages, genders, and backgrounds. According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS) in the UK, men are three times more likely to die by suicide than women. In 2020, there were 4,321 male suicides in the UK, compared to 1,388 female suicides. The suicide rate for men in the UK is currently at its highest level since 2000, with an age-standardized rate of 16.9 deaths per 100,000 males. This is a concerning trend that highlights the urgent need for more attention and resources to address the issue of suicide in men in the UK.

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Men's Mental Health and Miscarriage: Why It's Important to Seek Support and Healing

Miscarriage is a devastating event for any parent, but often the focus is on the mother's physical and emotional wellbeing. While it's true that the mother experiences the physical loss of a pregnancy, fathers also experience the emotional turmoil that comes with a miscarriage. The effects of a miscarriage on men are often overlooked or minimised, but they can be just as profound and long-lasting as they are for women.

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Why don’t men talk about their mental health?

Mental health is an issue that affects everyone, regardless of gender. However, research shows that men are less likely to talk about their mental health than women. This is a worrying trend as it can lead to untreated mental health problems, which can have serious consequences for men’s health and wellbeing.