Two years ago I was browsing news articles and saw a frightening statistic from the UK charity CALM: eighty-four men commit suicide in the UK every week. That equates to one death every two hours!
These frightening statistics led me to consider why the numbers of male suicides in this country are so high. After undertaking research and reflecting on my own struggles with mental health and wellbeing, I was inspired to create this poem.
PROJECT 84 is a project created by the CALM charity in the UK to raise awareness of male suicide and help prevent further tragedy. You can visit their website by clicking this link. Please share with your loved ones to raise awareness.