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The heartbreaking mental health crisis in young men that needs urgent action | 60 Minutes Australia

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Everyone who met 25-year-old Jake Fitzsimmons thought he was a great bloke. He was a local footy hero, had a decent job and plenty of friends. But Jake was keeping a heartbreaking secret from his mates, and one day late last year the depression he suffered became too much to bear, and he took his own life. Suicide by young men is rarely talked about so we have yet to properly comprehend its tragic scale. This week the CEO of Lifeline said Australia was in the middle of a “national suicide emergency” and that deaths were at a ten-year high. On average six men take their own lives every day, and for the sake of all the Jake Fitzsimmons in this country, we must do more to help and support those who are vulnerable.

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