The Samaritans have launched a campaign called ‘Real People, Real Stories’ to help people that are suffering with suicidal thoughts and depression. The latest campaign, follows a recent spike in male suicide and reports of depression on the rise in both men and women.
It is understood that more than a third of men are used between 20 to 59 do not seek help or support for their ongoing mental health problems and disorders. A survey conducted by Samaritans, back in March showed that men do not want to feel like a burden on their family and friends or that their problems will be properly understood.
Samaritans, supported by national rail, is launching a campaign called ‘real people real stories’ to help those at risk of suicide seek help.
In the UK, the male suicide rate is the biggest killer of men under the age of 45 and is still popular amongst men compared to their female counterparts. It is also the same in many other countries, compared to women men are three times more likely to die by suicide in Australia and 3.5 more likely in the USA.
The Samaritans say that the new awareness campaign called ‘real people, real stories’ ‘shares real stories from men who have been through tough times to encourage other men to seek help.’
The Samaritans were founded in 1953 in London. Initially, it was a vicar called Chad Varah who launched the charitable platform. It’s now has become a major organisation that helps thousands of people every year with all types of problems and has over 20,000 volunteers to its name and credit.
You can find out more about the Samaritans at www.samaritans.org or you can contact them at any time, day or night, on 116 123. You can also find out more about their latest campaign if you visit www.samaritans.org/realpeoplerealstories