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£530raised of £5,000 target by 27 supporters

Weʼre raising £5,000 to raise awareness for male depression and other mental illness and set up a hotline and drop in centre. Tel: 01625 425 491 for help @ any time

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Some statistics for you; In 2013, 6,233 suicides were recorded in the UK for people aged 15 and older. Of these, 78% were male and 22% were female. This means that for every 5 suicides committed 4 of these were men. The number one cause of death for men aged under 35 is suicide. So how come when a recent survey was carried out the results said that 1 in 4 women are suffering compared to the 1 in 8 men at any one time. This can't be right though can it? what is the reason behind these numbers not adding up correctly? I believe it comes down to the society we live in. Men are not allowed to show their emotions and there is not enough help out there for those that do want help. This is something I know from a first hand experience. On the 28/10/16 I had enough of suffering and could only see one way out. Overdose. Luckily for me, after a few days in a coma and time spent in the ICU, I survived and was given a second chance. I want to take this chance to help other men. Nobody else should have to suffer like this. I would like to set up my own charity to help battle male depression, there would be a hotline and a drop in centre to start with for those who need help, want to chat and can't wait on the NHS waiting lists any longer. In order to do this I need to set up a charity and for this to work I need £5000 to set up as a charity. Please donate as little or as much as you like. Depression is real, depression is here. A change needs to be made and it can only be done with your help. Thank you for reading.

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  • Sam Birkin

    Sam Birkin

    23 days ago

    Sam Birkin

    Please remember everyone. Although this campaign is aimed around male depression. Female depression and a just as important and should be addressed equally. Anybody is welcome to talk to me any time.

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  • Sam Birkin

    Sam Birkin

    23 days ago

    Sam Birkin

    £210 in 3 days is amazing. You guys are amazing. You should be proud. I'll be holding a fund raising event soon so will post details on here. Hopefully I'll see a lot of people there.

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  • Sam Birkin

    Sam Birkin

    25 days ago

    Sam Birkin

    Just one wall of cards from my well wishers. Just know that you all inspired me to start this campaign. So you haven't only saved my life. You will probably save many more.

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  • Jenny cole

    Jenny cole

    Nov 25, 2016

    I think it's an amazing thing your doing sam giving others the support that you should have received and I hope this small donation helps towards you are working for your story inspire others xx

    £20.00

  • Emily Schofield

    Emily Schofield

    Nov 19, 2016

    Excellent charity- good luck with it all !! :-)

  • Deborah steppe

    Deborah steppe

    Nov 19, 2016

    £10.00

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