With permission, I am posting this request.
My name is Susie Bennett, and I am a researcher at the University of Glasgow. Through my work I look to understand male suicide risk and recovery factors better. As some of you may know too well, male suicide is the biggest killer of men under 50 in Britain, and according to the Samaritan’s three-quarters of all suicides in 2018 were male. Having seen people I love experience these feelings, I wanted to build a greater understanding of what causes suicidal feelings and behaviours in men and what more can be done to help.
I have developed a survey to explore some of these issues. The survey takes 30 minutes to complete and covers topics including childhood experiences, self-esteem, connection with others and mental pain as well as suicidal feelings. Even if you have never had suicidal thoughts or feelings before, your answers would still give me valuable insights. The survey is open to all men 18 and over. The more men I can get to complete the survey, the stronger my analysis can be, so please do share this post and details with friends, family, colleagues, community groups, or drop me a message if you know a way I could help get it out to more people. Your support would be greatly appreciated.
Here is the survey link: https://glasgow-research.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/males
Please do let me know if you have any questions and please do complete the survey if you feel moved to or share this post if appropriate.
Many thanks, everyone,