To raise awareness about prostate cancer and men’s health I am growing a mo for Movember. Early surveys of female friends indicate that it is likely to be lonely month but I’m enjoying it already.

Did you know:

  1. Men are far less healthy than women. The average life expectancy of males is 6 years less than females.
  2. Every year in Australia 2,700 men die of prostate cancer – more than the number of women who die from breast cancer.
  3. Depression affects 1 in 6 men…Most don’t seek help. Untreated depression is a leading risk factor for suicide. Rates of suicide are more than double the national road toll.

I think we all know that men are less healthy than women, take more risks, are more fun to be friends with, etc. but I must admit I was greatly surprised that suicide rates are so high. Sadly its difficult to know whether men are more suicidal or simply more successful since women greatly outrank men in suicide attempts.

Please keep the insanity going and sponsor me for a good cause. Here is the current progress:

I’ll be sure to keep you in the loop.

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