Trigger warning: Article contains themes of suicide. The silent crisis affecting men across the globe and the impact of ingrained gender stereotypes.
Every year data is telling us that more lives are being lost via suicide due to racist bullying and discrimination. Racism no longer takes the form of extreme attacks. Instead its existing through microaggressions and subtle behaviours.
Since 2018, males aged 45-49 are the most likely to commit suicide in the UK. As the numbers rise every year, more awareness and action needs to be taken to prevent suicide being seen as the only choice by those in need of support.