Men’s Mental Health: Male Suicide
Movember, An annual event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men’s suicide.
In recent years, there has been a steady increase in the numbers of men who elect to end their own lives prematurely through suicide.
Namibia has the fourth highest suicide rate in Africa, according to the Ministry of Health and Social Services. Statistics further showing that More men than women complete suicide.
The Namibian Police added that between January 2017-January 2018, 496 people committed suicide. The numbers showing that more men killed themselves during that period; 407 men and 74 women.
To understand suicide among men, we spoke to Clinical Psychologist Dr. Joab Mudzanapabwe