Men’s Minds Matter – Tackling Male Suicide
We are passionate about suicide intervention and prevention. This is why we specialise developing and delivering psychological interventions for people who are suicidal alongside campaigning and raising awareness. Our model of psychological entrapment & suicidal crises is the first of its kind & it shapes everything we do. Our model transcends genders but we speak directly to men.
Male Suicide Rates
Men account for three quarters of all suicides and male suicides have always been disproportionately high. Suicide is the leading cause of death globally for men across all age groups. Undeniably, it’s something that needs attention with a focus on on the male experience.
Men’s Mental Health
When it comes to thinking about the psychological needs of men we seem to have our heads in the clouds, whistling merrily along as if everything is fine. Things aren’t fine and there are many issue that men and boys face which require our attention. In conclusion, more needs to be done.
Here are some of the issues men and boys face
On average more than 13 men a day take their own lives
The vast majority of the prison population is male
There are significantly higher rates of substance abuse and dependence in men
The outward expression of male distress causes significant problems for other men, women and children
They are twice as likely to be a victims of violent crime
MMM has been built on the kind contributions of volunteers. Have something to contribute? We’d love to hear from you. We currently need help organisationally (accounting, business development, funding) and with our web app development (coding, video production, copyright)
Depression In Men
Depression affects one in four people at some point in their lifetime. While women are more likely to be diagnosed with depression, men are less likely identify with the label, find it more difficult to talk to anyone about how they’re feeling, and are more likely to end their own lives.
We’ve gathered lots of information about suicide prevention, including: hotlines and organisations where you can get help, suicide prevention training, government programs, awareness campaigns and other charities who offer help and support.
Suicide Intervention and Prevention Specialists
Dr Luke Sullivan
Consultant clinical psychologist and founding director of Men’s Minds Matter. Luke has been working in the field of suicide prevention and men’s mental health since 2004. In 2009, Luke set up Men’s Minds Matter and went on to develop the MMM model of psychological entrapment and suicidal crises. Additionally, Luke works in NHS crisis resolution home treatments with people who are actively suicidal and at risk of taking their own lives.
Nigel’s our guy with lived experience of suicide and depression. Nigel has been able to overcome both of these difficulties after many years struggling. Consequently, Nigel now brings his expertise to Men’s Minds Matter so as to help others in need and to help in the development of the MMM model and interventions. Nigel is currently in training with the Sheffield Buddhist centre where he has become an integral part of the community.