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Movember Foundation Male Suicide Shoes Installation The Number Of Men Who Have Committed Suicide In This Month Alone Is Shocking

Jessica Brown

November 18, 2016





Long Story Short

A hard-hitting installation in London hopes to raise awareness of the hundreds of men who kill themselves every month.

Long Story

So far this month, a staggering 247 British men have killed themselves. To commemorate them, 247 pairs of men’s shoes have been laid on a park in front of Tower Bridge in London. Similar installations are being placed in cities around the world.

The commemoration in Potters Fields Park was installed by men’s health charity Movember Foundation, which hopes to raise awareness ahead of International Men’s Day – which this year is focusing on male suicide – on Saturday 19th November.

The charity says that the shoes should serve as ‘a powerful reminder’ that suicide doesn’t discriminate by job, age or income, but when it comes to gender, the odds are massively stacked against men.

Owen Sharp, chief executive of the foundation, said more needs to be done to prevent men from dying young.

“Our fathers, partners, brothers and friends are facing this health crisis, and without people talking, taking action and giving money, nothing will change. There is a lot being done, but it’s not happening fast enough to have real impact,” he said.

“The Movember Foundation is uniquely placed to address the crisis at a global level; investing in projects that are having a real impact on the lives of men. By engaging with men where they are, and understanding what works best, the foundation is helping make change happen sooner, before it’s too late.”

The Movember Foundation told AskMen that anyone who is feeling suicidal should tell a friend or family member immediately, or contact Samaritans on 116 123. If you’re experiencing a low mood, talk to someone, do some exercise, have some downtime, and go to a professional if you still feel bad.

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