Globally, on average, 1 man dies by suicide every minute, of every day. Which means by the time you have read this whole article unfortunately somewhere at least two to three men have died at their own hands. I know, a morbid way to start something we are trying to get as much support for as possible but the truth is far too often we, as humans, sensor ourselves, or put the blinkers on wanting to believe that if we can’t see it then it doesn’t exist.
And that is part of the problem. It’s a topic that many don’t want to talk about. A topic forgotten about until it is someone in your family – your father? partner? or maybe your brother – unfortunately become one of those statistics.
We need to speak about it. We need to promote its awareness. And we need to do what we can to support those foundations that look at preventing the statistics to continue to rise as they currently are.
This is why on November 27th at Jimboomba’s Glenlogan Park the Yarrabilba Cane Toads will be taking on the Jimboomba Bushrangers in Friday Night Twenty20 Cricket Action under lights. The match will feature as a vital fundraiser for the Movember campaign which targets men’s cancers and suicide prevention aiming to stop the number of men dying prematurely by 25% by the year 2030.
“This year, there have been too many blokes taking their own lives with depression and mental health issues higher than in a normal year,” Bushrangers president Rodney Teese told the Jimboomba Times.
“We want to try and do something about it.”
The Twenty20 Contest gets underway at 6pm with the canteen open, and both hot and cold drinks available.
“We are hopeful that event such as this can become an annual event on the calendar between these two clubs. I’m sure as our area grows we can do some real good for charities like Movember, and raising the awareness around our local community.” Yarrabilba Cricket President Brendon McCoy said of the match.