Data tells us that middle-aged and older adults die by suicide at higher rates and in larger numbers than youth. Although men in the middle years (MIMY)—that is, men 35–64 years of age—represent 19 percent of the population of the United States, they account for 40 percent of the suicides in this country. We encourage you to use and share these resources:
- Men and Means Webinar Recording and Slides (from August 8, 2017)
- A drop-in article that can be customized or used as-is, for placement in local media, newsletters and blogs reaching seniors.
- A “Suicide Prevention 101” presentation (PDF file), tailored to include information about suicide prevention for men in the middle years, for use at a local event or presentation.
- Talking Points and Data Briefing: Why Suicide Prevention Matters for Men in the Middle Years
- Suicide prevention resources for men hand-out
- “The Rock”- a 30 second radio spot specifically designed to reach family and friends of men.