while the media is talking about how much meat to eat and what the newest diet and trends are men continue to suffer
Suicide is the leading cause of death for Australians between 15 and 44 years of age.
Young Australians are more likely to take their own life than die in motor vehicle accidents. In 2017, about 75% of people who died by suicide were males.
Walk It OFF
5 mates setting off on a 110km walk from Wandin north to Sorrento on September 12th 2020. The aim is to raise much needed awareness for men’s mental health. For too long men have found it hard to speak up when they are struggling because of the stigma that surrounds mental health. Men need to know they aren’t alone and can talk about their problems and feelings without being judged. if you would like to find out more head to https://www.walkitoffaustralia.com.au and if you can, help them make a difference by donating!
A BLUE SO DARK ITS ALMOST BLACK
According to the Australian Bureau of statistics, the single biggest drug type implicated in drug-related deaths are actually benzodiazepines, or benzos,drugs which help with anxiety and sleeplessness. More than 1.5 million Australians were prescribed benzos last year. And now there are warnings they are being handed out too easily, for too long and without sufficient education. sometimes with devastating effects.
The unfair family court system and the impact on men
Fathers taking their lives in Australia because of child access issues, the high costs associated with family law, pressures from the Child Support Agency, the use of false allegations of domestic violence and Family Court rulings that are clearly bias toward mothers.
Covid 19 aftermath fears
Mental health support services have also been inundated.
Calls to Lifeline are up by 25 per cent on last year, while Beyond Blue has seen a 40 per cent leap in calls since before the pandemic.
Professor McGorry said as a result, timely suicide data was needed now more than ever.
“I think a crisis like COVID-19 means we really need to get this happening soon because there will be a surge in suicide risk in the coming months.”
Victorian Brotherhood Emerges
The Victorian Brotherhood was formed by two like minded blokes that had been brought together and formed a friendship that quickly turned into a solid and respected bond.
Benny and Josh met due to both having struggles with mental health and prescription drug dependance issues at both ends of the scales.
The group is well underway and in just 2 weeks we had already amassed 1000 members who are willing to go above and beyond for their fellow man.
$2500 Donated to A Helping Hand
A Helping Hand supports partners of lost Veterans.
Who would have thought that in such a short timeframe we would pass 13,000 members, all of which are willing to offer people they don’t even know their full support.
1000 Likes On Our Public Page
The admin team have been working hard to get the Victorian Brotherhood name out there and it is starting to pay off, 1000 likes and counting.