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Thread: Men's Human Rights Ireland has set up a petition to set up a taskforce for male suicide prevention.

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    Default Men's Human Rights Ireland has set up a petition to set up a taskforce for male suicide prevention.

    Men's Human Rights Ireland has set up a petition calling on the government to set up a taskforce to specifically address the epidemic of male suicide in Ireland today.

    http://www.menshumanrightsireland.org/index.php?n=79

    Men in Ireland are committing suicide at 5 times the rate of women in Ireland today. Three hundred and eighty six confirmed male suicides took place in 2010 and the number has not decreased since. The 2011 figures saw a rise in male suicides, which accounted for 84% of all suicide deaths.

    Please sign the petition. Thank you.

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    My like button is off, but fair play for trying to do something.

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    In Australia, They had a massive issue with male suicide, they created a task force headed by a suicide tsar, to look into the issue in general! They reduced the male suicide rate by encouraging men to talk about their problems and by providing widespread counselling services and this was coupled with financial counselling as it was very often finance issues that led to men taking their own lives!
    I would also reckon that Homophobic bullying is a huge factor!
    Indeed our figures are probably understated still!

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    In fairness to FG, Dan Neville has been tirelessly working in this area for some time with little recognition.

    But any OP which progresses this issue is to be welcomed.
    Heaven and Earth Meet in the Human Heart!

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    But what can be done to reduce the rate of suicide among men?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Radix View Post
    In fairness to FG, Dan Neville has been tirelessly working in this area for some time with little recognition.

    But any OP which progresses this issue is to be welcomed.
    Radix, your posts are mainly pro-Fianna Fail. How can you post on a thread about male suicide with a straight face?
    Go and vote!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGMB View Post
    Radix, your posts are mainly pro-Fianna Fail. How can you post on a thread about male suicide with a straight face?
    You show massive misunderstanding of just about everything there.

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    Signed and shared on facebook thanks for bringing it to posters attention. The devastation in families left behind is heartbreaking - and so many people affected and asking why and what if.

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    Men's Human Rights Ireland has made a submission to the National Office of Suicide Prevention.

    http://www.menshumanrightsireland.or...submission.pdf

    It praises the Scottish Programme called "Choose life" that focuses on men and recommends that it be adapted to Ireland. The submission acknowledges that the high rate of male suicide is not so much a function of masculinity but of the socialization of boys and men to be disposable by society and cultural norms. Accordingly, any Programme adopted in Ireland must explore this socialization process that boys embark on from a very young age and how to strengthen our boys and men by concrete action at local and national level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by General Urko View Post
    In Australia, They had a massive issue with male suicide, they created a task force headed by a suicide tsar, to look into the issue in general! They reduced the male suicide rate by encouraging men to talk about their problems and by providing widespread counselling services and this was coupled with financial counselling as it was very often finance issues that led to men taking their own lives!
    I would also reckon that Homophobic bullying is a huge factor!
    Indeed our figures are probably understated still!
    Oh, we need to look at the ugly underbelly of Irish society. Men are being thrown out of their homes in huge numbers by family courts that seem to think that the mother is the better parent to look after the kids by default regardless of her behaviour. Gender feminist contrivances such as the Duluth model are being used by the police to arrest men in the event of a domestic disturbance even when it is clear that the woman is the perpetrator of violence. 100s of empirical studies since the 1970s have proven that there is parity in domestic violence meaning that, on the whole, men hit women as much as women hit men and at all levels of intensity.

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