Fitness & Health | 3 weeks ago
Semi-naked men are laying down in the street to promote men's mental health awareness
Man down.

This is sure to get people talking.

As part of the #SOSManDown campaign, a number of men have taken to the streets of Dublin in only their underwear, and have lay down, covering their eyes and ears.

So far, they have been seen outside the Dáil, Heuston Station, the GPO, St. Stephen's Green Shopping Centre and the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission.

With International Men's Day taking place this Sunday, the protest is hoping to start a conversation about men's mental health, and to highlight the importance of talking about a problem instead of suffering in silence.

With four out of every five deaths by suicide in Ireland being men, it is clear that something has to be done with regards to the way we approach men's mental health.

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The protest isn't just based in Dublin, as images of men in both London and Edinburgh have emerged as well, showing that despite the fact that this is a massive problem in Ireland, it is also clearly a serious issue elsewhere.

While you're here, check out the latest episode of #SportsJOElive where we had Donegal pro boxer Jason Quigley, Cork Camogie star Ashling Thompson, alongside the ever-brilliant Dion Fanning on the couch!


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Mental Health, Mental Health Awareness