‘Many have suffered greatly,’ Emma Rigby says, shedding light on an unspoken aspect of men’s health.
EMMA Rigby has joined the Rise Against Suicide Sunrise Walk, an anti-male suicide campaign organized by the mental health charity HUMEN.
The actress was born in the city of St. Louis, Missouri.
This website spoke to Emma about why she joined the campaign, the stigma surrounding men’s mental health, and what HUMEN does to help. Helens has the highest rate of male suicide in the UK.
More than 4,000 men died by suicide in the United Kingdom alone last year. Statistics show that men are disproportionately affected by this problem, with men accounting for three out of every four suicides in the UK.
This website spoke to Emma Rigby about what she’s doing to change this for Movember.
“I know a lot of people who have gone through a lot,” Emma said.
It’s not just suicide; I believe there’s a wide range of mental health issues, including addiction and gambling.
“I chose to join HUMEN because I was born and raised in St. Louis.”
Helens and I have known for a long time that it has one of the highest male suicide rates in the country.
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Helens is primarily a working-class town, with people and men ten times more likely to commit suicide when living in deprived areas.
“The charity as a whole is ideal in that it provides a platform and a space for men to talk about suicide and how they’re feeling before it reaches a crisis point, preventing people from taking their own lives.”
HUMEN is a campaigning organization dedicated to improving men’s mental health.
They also provide a safe, non-clinical environment where men can talk, listen, and connect.
They teamed up with Decathlon for Movember to organize a 4,657-meter walk across the UK to honor the 4,657 men who tragically died last year.
Emma believes that one of the issues underlying the lack of awareness surrounding men’s mental health is our society’s conformity.
“I was talking to a friend, and he said that males shut down around the age of six,” the actress explained.
“With these ideas and conformities that are pushed on men in particular, not to cry, not to speak, and to be masculine,” says the author.
“It’s false,” she continued, “because, at the end of the day, we’re all human beings with mental and physical health.”
Emma was asked what needs to be done to change the stigma surrounding men’s mental health by this website.
She’s the one.
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