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We need to talk about male suicide – and not just when celebrities suffer | Richard Taylor

Sep 2nd, 2017 by

Our society fears seeing men as vulnerable or weak, which makes the stigma around suicidal feelings even worse for those seeking help

I was doing what everyone does with their phones when they’re bored – refreshing social media feeds to the point where minutes turn to hours and suddenly it’s 3am and you’re eating cereal – when I saw Chester Bennington’s name trending. I scanned for facts hoping that his reported suicide was another sick example of fake news being spread on social media.

Related: Male suicide: Gender should not be a death sentence | Simon Gunning

We’re being told to do an awful lot of waiting when we frankly don’t have much time to waste

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