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Sat 20th November 2010

Competently addressing men’s suicide as well as women’s

Filed under: General,Law & Courts,Men's Health — MurrayBacon @ 9:56 pm

I and other contributors on MENZ have criticised NZ suicide researchers for showing relatively scant interest or care in younger middle aged men’s suicides, particularly if not coloured. This criticism seems to apply to all NZ suicide research published in the last 20 years. Although some commentators put this down to callous disregard for men, I see it as being controlled by successive Government’s funding manipulation, rather than the personal proclivities of the researchers.

Similarly, although “judge boshier” has publicly acknowledged a small part of familycaught “judge’s” roles in triggering parental suicides, it really looked more like a partial admission to allay public suspicion about the history, scale and extent of this problem for children. Killing by “kindness” and plunder, as a substitute for helping? From a consumer’s perspective, this process may be viewed as “service failure”.

I recently attended a World Suicide Day at Auckland University Tamaki Campus.

The main focus was on women’s attempted suicide and maori men’s suicide. The only person who spoke of having any interest in younger middle aged men’s suicide issues, was another attendee, who (like me) does not work in the qualified medical field.

They sounded to me to be interested in attempted suicide presentations at hospital ie what puts itself down on a bed in front of them, and totally ignoring those being ceaselessly buried down the road, around the bend!

To my very pleasant surprise, recent UK publications DO show a working and energetic interest in all of the groups showing up larger than life in suicide and unexplained death statistics, including weakly coloured younger middle aged men!

UK Suicide Resources

These reports even look into such difficult to acknowledge issues such as “service failure”, that is service failure within the mental health treatment industry.

I suggest to read some of these documents and when well informed, put constructive pressure onto your local aspiring MP’s of all colours.

We should be endeavouring to reduce unnecessary deaths, in all sections of our society, especially for tortured metaphors.

I have decided to seek proper help for my own chronic problems, fairly soon, in a while, when I can face up to it. I will stop eventually, I am just waiting for a written assurance that I can keep my personal memorabilia, skulls and trophies and not face prosecution, like “judge boshier” after he published selected judgements from Kay Skelton’s escapades.

MurrayBacon – axe murderer.

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