I was reading this deeply personal article on Mama Mia about a guy named Ben who took his own life, but gave no clues that there was any problems whatsoever.
In 2017 the Australian Bureau of Statistics reported that out of the 3128 cases of self harm resulting in death, 2349 were men.
I’ve lifted this paragraph from the article and would encourage a full read of the piece.
“Ben was 22 years old. Ben was employed full time. Ben loved his boss and job. Ben was a third year apprentice plumber. Ben had three loving sisters. Ben’s family were all very close. Ben had enough savings for a house deposit. Ben had a beautiful daughter who is 19 months old.
Ben was waiting for his brand new ute to arrive. Ben only drank occasionally. Ben wasn’t involved in drugs.
Ben was always happy.
Or so it seemed.
There were no signs. No warnings. No note.”
It’s important to talk to people and if you have no one in your life that you feel comfortable opening up too, then consider our private Facebook Group or call MensLine Australia on 1300 78 99 78 or additionally if you require further assistance please call Lifeline on 13 11 14.