|York Region Police circle area|
With some quick research, I discovered the same study found that the suicide rate was ten times higher in men of lower socioeconomic status than in affluent men. These are staggering facts that should jump off the page at us. One has to wonder both why that is, and what can be done about it?
|Local kid oblivious to searchers behind him|
In York Region we have few supports for men and certainly we need to make the ones we have user friendly and easy to locate and approach. Men traditionally having a hard time admitting or seeking help may need family and friends to look out for the signs and offer encouragement towards them getting the help they need. In fact stats support their being more women diagnosed with depression and mental illness so how can men be killing themselves in such higher numbers?
|Command Post, Jokers Hill, Newmarket|
It showed one thing though, the police have their methodology through experience and stayed the course diligently while family and friends and indeed an entire community that cares stood by wanting to help. And one which if it really cares, will become proactive to minimize the needs for searches for distraught men in the future.
This recent TPE Film suits the subject...and we can write the ending!