Construction workers are six times more likely to die from suicide than an accident at work. For our young workers, the facts are that they are well over two times more likely to take their own lives than other young Australian men.
A boy born in Australia in 2010 has a life expectancy of 78 years, while a baby girl born simultaneously could expect to live to 82.3 years old.
Men’s health, in general, doesn’t get enough attention as much as women’s. Men don’t talk to each other as much as women do, especially about their problems, including physical/mental health issues.
Right from the start, boys suffer more illness, more accidents and die earlier than their female counterparts.
Men take their own lives at four times the rate of women (that’s five men a day, on average). Accidents, cancer and heart disease all account for the majority of male deaths.