The statistics are shocking. Every two hours a man in the UK takes his own life. Male suicide and mental health is a big issue that can’t be ignored any longer. It’s unacceptable that so many men are dying from suicide on a daily basis, yet so few people are talking about it.
To stop people in their tracks, make them pay attention and inspire much needed conversation and action around suicide, CALM partnered with artist Mark Jenkins, and his collaborator Sandra Fernandez, to create 84 individual sculptures, which have been installed on top of ITV’s landmark building on London's Southbank. Friends and family members of the deceased helped in the creation process of the figures. Each figure is a poignant reminder of a real life lost, and a call to society to come together and ultimately take a stand against male suicide.
You can read more about #project84, and read the stories of each of the 84 real men lost to suicide here.
If you're feeling that suicide is the only way out, please consider talking to someone first. Talking your plans and problems through with someone impartial who isn't involved in your daily life can help.
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