While the media is talking about how much meat to eat and what the newest diet and trends are men continue to suffer

A BLUE SO DARK ITS ALMOST BLACK

According to the Australian Bureau of statistics, the single biggest drug type implicated in drug-related deaths are actually benzodiazepines, or benzos,drugs which help with anxiety and sleeplessness. More than 1.5 million Australians were prescribed benzos last year. And now there are warnings they are being handed out too easily, for too long and without sufficient education. sometimes with devastating effects.

Covid 19 aftermath fears

Mental health support services have also been inundated.

Calls to Lifeline are up by 25 per cent on last year, while Beyond Blue has seen a 40 per cent leap in calls since before the pandemic.

Professor McGorry said as a result, timely suicide data was needed now more than ever.

"I think a crisis like COVID-19 means we really need to get this happening soon because there will be a surge in suicide risk in the coming months."

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