The Last Word

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For the week that’s in it.

Talking is good.

Each week in Ireland we have, on average, ten suicides, eight of which are men.

Owen Sharp, Movember Foundation CEO writes:

“We wanted to create a powerful piece of content that would ignite important conversation about suicide, the complex issues that surround it and what everyone can do to address it. Conversations that we hope will save lives and prevent the far-reaching and painful consequences for the families, friends and communities of the men tragically lost every day. It’s an uncomfortable conversation, but it’s one that needs to be had, here in Ireland and around the world.”

Movember Ireland

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12 thoughts on “The Last Word

  1. moould

    anti-suicide stuff is yet another Catholic hangover. if someone wants to end their lives, they should be free to do so. isn’t that what ‘ending the stigma’ is supposed to achieve?

    1. fluffybiscuits

      I can see your point there. Flip side of that if people do want to commit suicide they are usually not thinking rationally therefore cannot make an informed decision. If someone does wish to commit suicide its not something they should take lightly.

      1. moould

        is anyone ever thinking rationally? it’s irrelevant whether or not they’re thinking rationally. it’s their choice, plain and simple.

        1. MoyestWithExcitement

          “is anyone ever thinking rationally?”

          Yes, not to sound flippant.

          “it’s irrelevant whether or not they’re thinking rationally.”

          It’s pretty important if they’re going to end their life. It’s not like they can correct their mistake later.

    2. Starina

      they should indeed be able to do as they please with their bodies…however, we need to work on several societal issues mostly involving communication. for example, the stigma of male depression, often seen as weakness or “making a fuss”. (this is part of the problem for lady depressives too but is compounded with perceptions of masculinity in men)
      if we improved some of these issues, maybe less people would think that suicide is their only option. quality of life, like.

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