Last year I wrote a piece about a young gentleman who was prevented from attending the Dr Warren Farrell lecture at the University of Toronto. He was searching for answers why his two friends committed suicide.
In that article it came out that suicide visited my family 32 years ago.
My brother, Anthony believed he had no options left and took his own life. It affected my family, friends and me profoundly, permanently. The intense, extreme sorrow, wasn’t just limited to his male relatives. All of us, male and female alike, were devastated by his permanent solution to a passing problem.
That’s what made the laughing of Big Red (feminism’s “empowered woman & champion”) so reprehensible. That laugh at male suicides drew anger from society.
Red made herself a social suicide victim, hated due to her own depraved indifference to male suicides.
It produced the calling of bullshit and ridicule from me in an article about feminists ‘working on it’ or on any other problems men face.
Suicide is not an easy topic to discuss, but failing to do so will only increase its prevalence. It’s an issue men face which must not be left for feminists to solve.
This picture is one of the male suicide victims Big Red laughed at. And sung about:
Here’s a picture of my brother Anthony:
Men make up 76 – 80% of suicides depending on the age group studied.
At the age of 22 he was in the 80% range, for all ages its about 76% of suicides.
For the years 2001-11 a total of 31,165 males died by their own hand, a total of 9695 females did the same. For those 10 years, men made up 76% of the suicides.
(link is reliant on cookies. If you wish to confirm the numbers you will have to go to the CANSIM tables and un-check all the other causes of death and check the male female boxes)
A decade of feminists “working on it.”
About a year has gone by since my article. Another year of feminism ‘working on it‘ which filled graves across Canada with male suicide victims at a rate of about 8 men a day.
The movement lost one of our own, Earl Silverman, to suicide in that year. Someone whom I had come to know, respect and consider a friend over a 2 year span of regular talking and trying to work together.
In a cruel coincidence Earl killed himself about 2 weeks before the anniversary of Anthony’s death. 2 weeks before that I had my last conversation with him. It was 40 minutes long and I told him numerous times if he ever needed to talk he could call me any time.
He did not.
In the past I’ve received calls from men who are distraught, feeling helpless, angry, depressed believing there is no solution. These are the hallmarks for contemplating suicide. For some, its years of abuse from a corrupt misandric court system /society. Others are still wet after the initial hosing down of scalding misandric sewage from a corrupt legal system.
We are constantly reminded of military suicides. Those suicides demand special dedicated attention and help. Another area where men make up the vast majority.
Knowing this lead me to reach out and contact the local mental health care professionals in an attempt to gather information for the MHRM to use if any of us receives a call from a man in trouble.
The local crisis line really had very little information to offer, other than to send me to a local feminist organization, which is already misandric in its beliefs. I have looked at the organization before, the 1 in 4 claims that domestic violence is a gendered issue, blah blah blah “working on it,” blah.
Feminist lies are promoted for society to gasp at, and for feminists to use to emotionally extort money from society. The same confabulations have given rise to mandated policy promoted in the courts.
And the same scalding misandric sewage that drives men to an early grave.
My next call was to the local Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). I’ve visited this organization before. It was linked in the piece I mentioned at the beginning of this article regarding Big Red.
There is no corresponding tab for men.
There is one paper for for men on the CMHA site. You’ll note it lists two, but this one from DECEMBER 1, 2002: “The Effects of Depression and Anxiety on Canadian Society” is listed under the women’s tab as well. Still leaving the papers for men’s mental health 10 papers behind.
An absolutely unacceptable situation, considering which sex is filling up the vast majority of those graves.
Canadian mental health organization(s) are aware of these issues. There have been papers commissioned for those issues by the Canadian tax payers.
A 1995 Statistics Canada Health Report paper by Kathryn Wilkins brings up the topic of suicide 20 times, with the author stating in her findings that;
“… public health interventions to reduce male death rates will probably yield the most gains when targeted at young adult men.”
In July of 2012 the issue of males as the ones being ignored and making up most of the suicides remains in place. The paper by Tanya Navaneelan titled “Health at a Glance Suicide rates: An overview” confirms again this deadly fact that men are the ones killing themselves far more often then women. Navaneelan doesn’t candy-coat this fact and states:
“Using vital statistics to explore different aspects of suicide in Canada has shown that males are far more likely to commit suicide than females.”
Let me just repeat that last little bit in case anyone missed it;
“… males are far more likely to commit suicide then females”
I can’t, as a men’s human rights advocate, permit this situation to continue. I have reached out and received a reply from the local CMHA. I am currently in the process of drafting a letter to them highlighting the fact that men have for the last 10 years of available data been 76% of the suicide population. I will be requesting information to help those who might receive a call, to direct them to the best services.
The manager who replied to me suggested we have a phone conversation. I’m not willing to go that route. The consequences of information being lost in a phone conversation is too dire, and permanent.
I’m not interested in being angry about the discrimination tacitly condoned in the mental health community. I know there are good therapists out there. I am reaching out to them in the hopes that they will understand this issue affects us all and needs to be corrected.
I owe it to Anthony and Earl to fix this problem, as there were 8 more of them today.
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