Men are not immune to emotional pain and suffering. Men struggle with poor mental health and often feel isolated due to fear and stigmatization.
According to Suicide Awareness Voices of Education Suicide Awareness Voices of Education, one male dies by suicide every 14.4 minutes in the U.S. There are 3.9 male deaths by suicide for each female death by suicide. Firearm suicides are the most common among males and females (SPRC 2019).
Men have bad days. Men feel lonely. Men struggle with anxiety. Men can be afraid to speak up. Let us take action against the silent killer, break the stigma, and show we care about the men in our lives. Encourage men to speak up, reach out and ask for help.
Men, all men, Be Kind to yourself and know that you are not alone. There are so many men out there who share the same struggles and pain that you experience in life. Reach out to someone, a friend, family, coworker or stranger and talk about your feelings.
If you are experiencing emotional crisis, or having thoughts of suicide or harming others, call 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline, available 24 hours and in all languages.
If you believe that someone you know is in danger of suicide and you have their contact information, contact your local law enforcement for immediate help and provide as much details about the situation that are available to you. You can also support the person in crisis to contact a suicide and crisis lifeline on 988.