Men’s Health Week – Find a way to help

June 13th, 2018

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

This week is Men’s Health Week.

Last Friday the world lost Anthony Bourdain to suicide.

My request today is for you to check on your mates and those you ride with.

We need to do better at encouraging men to reach out. Men take their own lives at four times the rate of women (that’s five men a day, on average).

Men experience more illness, more accidents, and die earlier. A boy born in Australia in 2010 has a life expectancy of 78 years while a baby girl born at the same time could expect to live to 82.3 years old.

This week, and every week, find a way to promote the physical and mental health of those you love. Go for a ride, talk about what matters to you, be there to help.

Yours sincerely,
Anne Savage
Chief Executive Officer
Bicycle Queensland

ENDS

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