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Fri 12th May 2017

I Don’t Want it to be a Secret

Filed under: General,Men's Health — Downunder @ 5:10 pm

I can’t get a link up at the moment.

The story is a Stuff news item, about the wife of an Australian doctor who committed suicide.

Wife of Australia doctor writes letter about his suicide to show ‘we’re not ashamed’

There’s more to be said in relation to this, but I haven’t got time at the moment.

Saturday 13th May:

The story caught my eye
Flicked up a post
Don’t let it pass us by
He left the ones, who needed him most

Busy with plans I’d made
On the list it went
Others came to my aid
But to date, we’ve only good intent

Sunday 14th May:

Can’t be much of a Mother’s Day for this family.
Is it the same day in Australia?
Where to start!
They said “viral” but if you Google “Andrew Bryant” it’s not like main stream media is all over this.
But Twitter … have they let loose on #Twitter

Monday 15th May

Just want to add a quick note before I make the coffee.

The Twitter feed is alive, so many emotions, and more angles than a journo could dream on.

Sympathy and support, praise for the courage to share this story, thanks and gratitude flowing from many Tweeps, especially those with similar experiences.

Doctors and health professionals breaking ranks, talking about the increasing numbers of suicides in their profession …

We are meant to be helping others, but can’t help ourselves, said one …

More women than men, said another …

And no one dared
Disturb the sound of silence

Later the same day …

A radio in the corner, the 4.00 news:

Well known comedian and mental health adovate Mike King quits suicide panel.

If Team MENZ spots any media, please put a link in the comments.

Tuesday 16 May

Thought for the day:

A degree of publication does not dissolve secrecy, but develops the efficient secret.

Here we have a book, a cover, growing its own dust jacket, with clean sheets for pages.

4 Responses to “I Don’t Want it to be a Secret”

  1. Downunder says:

    It is no measure of health to be well-adjusted to a profoundly sick society.

    Jiddu Krisnamurti

  2. Evan Myers says:

    Radio New Zealand has some coverage of the Mike King exit … stage left.

    The most notable feature though was the visual portrayal of a man on a beach looking lost at sea.

  3. Downunder says:

    Yes, and links to the Ministry website.

    Who knew there were nationwide meetings throughout May, about suicide prevention, and online submissions?

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