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UPDATE: The full transcription of the 2015 International Men’s Day debate is now available: 

International Men’s Day 2015 is an historic day.  We secured, for the first time ever, a 3-hour Parliamentary debate on male suicide.

Email/tweet your MP now to ask if they attended the debate.  Tell them your story, tell them why this campaign is important to you, and send them this Parliamentary Briefing.  Find their details and Twitter handle here.  Ask them what they’re going to do to take this issue seriously.

You can look up local suicide rates here. 

This is the first time CALM has ventured into lobbying MPs. Getting a Parliamentary debate on the issue of male suicide is a great achievement.  We know it’s hard moving this debate forward, but it’s important that we keep pushing on this issue and we have a short window of opportunity to do this off the back of the nationwide attention the issue received during the #BiggerIssues campaign.  

Finally, we’d like to acknowledge the magnificent coalition of those involved in suicide prevention in the UK who backed our call for the debate. 

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