The MDP aims to look at men primarily working in the music industry. There has been a significant increase in male suicide rates in the UK with males under 45 making up three quarters of those who die by suicide. Tentative research suggests that males who work in the music, media, culture and sports industry struggle with low mood and fleeting thoughts of self-harm this has seen suicide increase by 20% in these industries.
To talk AND listen.
To normalise the feelings of distress and trauma in order to reduce the epidemic of ‘toxic masculinity’
Learn to identify risk factors that may lead to self-harm and suicidal behaviours.
Develop coping mechanisms and keeping safe tips.
Consider how identity affects men/males in this industry.