Men don’t talk, boys don’t cry. Kiss Depression Goodbye! creates awareness to remove this stigma and educates the community to speak out and seek help. Knowing that they are not alone will help them to find their voice.
Almost half (45%) Australians will experience a mental illness in their lifetime.
Every day, at least six Australians die from suicide and a further thirty people will attempt to take their own life.
Men are at the greatest risk of suicide but least likely to seek help. In 2010 men accounted for over three-quarters (76.9%) of deaths from suicide.
An estimated 72% of males don’t seek help for mental disorders.
Depression will be second only to heart disease as the leading medical cause of death and disability within 20 years.
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