Men working in the mining and construction industries are increasingly battling with depression and anxiety and according to statistics, they are taking their own lives at a rate never before seen in Australia.
Men’s mental health issues are perhaps a more pressing issue because of their unwillingness to seek help. Suicide is the leading cause of death in men between the ages of 15 and 44 in Australia. Men are also 3 times more likely to self-harm than women and 3 times more likely to take their own lives.
Every day 6 Australian men take their own lives, and this rate increased by 9 per cent from 2016 to 2017.
Read more about the problem and what Mates in Construction is doing to help: https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/mind/the-deadliest-jobs-in-australia-for-men/news-story/08e329b5572c944dffcecb21ba814976
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