One million people commit suicide  around the world every year and the majority of them are men

Men in the UK are three times more likely to commit suicide than women

In the UK more that 4,000 men kill themselves every year, that’s 12 suicides a day or one sudicide every two hours of every day

Boys are four times more likely to be  excluded from school and excluded boys are 19 times more likely to commit suicide

Young offenders are 18 times more likely to commit suicide

Men are 19 times more likely to be in prison and male prisoners are five times more likely than men in the general public to die by suicide,

Boys are 25% more likely to end up in care and men who were in care are four to five times more likely to attempt suicide in adulthood

Young men leaving the UK military forces are two to three times more likely to commit suicide (Kapur et al, 2009)

Separated men are twice as likely to commit suicide as other men and 6 times more likely to commit suicide than separated women

Boys separated from their fathers are twice as likely to commit suicide

A homeless rough sleeper is 35 times more likely to commit suicide than the average person in the UK

40 per cent of men who have been sexually abused contemplate suicide  (Meltzer et al 2002)

4 out of 10 men men who attempt suicide are chronic problem drinkers and 7 out of 10 male suicides are alcohol related

75% of men who commit suicide had no contact with specialist mental health services during the 12 months prior to their death

90% of men have a mental health problem when they kill themselves

Male suicide is not a selfish act, it is an act of desperation by a man in intense pain

The majority of male suicides are preventable.

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