Men's mental health and suicide prevention

There are a number of social, economic and biological factors at interplay which may influence suicidality in males.  In Australia, the suicide rate for males is much higher than the suicide rate for women. For 2019, preliminary   data showed a total of 3,318 deaths by suicide in Australia (age-standardised suicide rate 12.9 per 100,000), 2,502 males (19.8 per 100,000) and 816 females (6.3 per 100,000).

Life in Mind acknowledges the importance of men's mental health and wellbeing, specifically the services, organisations, programs, research and resources which exist to support men and boys in the prevention of suicide and mental ill-health across the lifespan.

This page hosts a collection of knowledge in men’s mental health and suicide prevention. Some of the resources available that support male suicide prevention and aim to improve the mental health and wellbeing of men are available below including:

  • Organisations that focus or have particular interests in male suicide prevention or mental health
  • Training to support males in suicide prevention or mental ill-health
  • Programs, services and resources that have been developed to improve knowledge and provide support around male suicide prevention and men.

Access more information on suicide amongst men, including protective factors, risk factors and diversity of men here.

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Male Mental Health and Suicide Research

A summary of male mental health and suicide research from Australia.