This year’s theme: “Zero Male Suicide”
When men, not just women, are put in immigration detention, the people around them are torn from their lives. Not surprisingly, Immigration Detention is now proven to induce serious distress and mental illness. It is retraumatising and cruel.
In 2018,research showed two people survived suicide attempts every day in UK detention centres. In 2023 there has been a spate of suicide attempts, and only 24 hours before International Men’s Day, there was an announcement from Brook House IRC that one of two desperate Albanian prisoners had died following a suicide attempt. Could Derwentside be next to make the headlines?