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“Men are three times more likely to die by suicide than women, and heartbreakingly my eldest son at the age of just 24, was one of those young men. Conor was in the 2nd year of his degree course at university and like many young people, was under a great deal of stress for several reasons. This took its toll on his mental health and if not caused, definitely worsened his depression."
Frances Beck

Over a third of Scottish men (37%) have experienced suicidal thoughts as a result of feeling stressed. 

With two people on average dying by suicide in Scotland every day, we still have the highest rate in the UK after Northern Ireland. A survey, commissioned by YouGov, identifies the huge impact that stress can have on men across Scotland and highlights the warning signs of men’s mental ill health.

Uncertainty over jobs and employment, and money worries are just some of the reasons cited as being causes of stress, with over a quarter of men surveyed reporting that not having enough money to meet basic needs was a key cause of stress. Meanwhile the
impact of stress could be seen on both a physical and psychological level, with over half (53%) of those surveyed reporting that stress had an impact on sleep, while 56% reported feelings of anxiety as a result of stress in their lives.

“We need to address how men in our society are expected to cope when they feel under pressure – this includes creating mentally healthy and compassionate workplaces and schools where young boys are supported to discuss their emotions. But it also means looking after our most vulnerable with a welfare system that treats people with dignity and respect."
Lee Knifton
Head of MHF Scotland​
“There is no shame in talking about how you feel and seeking help, and if you have the courage to do so, you will encourage others to do the same. There is a mis held belief that doing so will make you less of a man. This couldn't be further from the truth. It’s too late for Conor and there is nothing I can do to bring him back, but I really hope our story encourages others to seek the help they need before it's too late.”
Frances Beck