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2016 INTERNATIONAL MEN'S DAY: TALK ABOUT MALE SUICIDE

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BRIGHTON, UNITED KINGDOM – 11JANUARY2016- This year International Men’s Day, which is held on Saturday 19th November 2016, coincides with International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day.To help the world mark these two observance days, we are inviting men and women all over the world to join us in adopting the official International Men’s Day Theme for 2015:  “Talk About Male Suicide”. The “Talk About Male Suicide” theme highlights the fact that more than 800,000 people die from suicide every year and that in over 99% of countries, the majority of people who take their own lives are men and boys.  Every 40 seconds someone dies from suicide. In the United Kingdom, for example, men are nearly four times more likely to kill themselves with 13 men dying from suicide every day. In the United States, approximately 42,773 Americans committed suicide --- 77%of these suicides were committed by Men. In Trinidad and Tobago, the suicide rate is higher than the global average with Men accounting…