The society is set up in a way that makes men’s mental health issues harder to face. Men are raised to be tough and are expected to solve their own life challenges. Trying to go it alone when you’re feeling down increases the risk of depression or anxiety going unrecognised and untreated. Men are known for bottling things up; but when you’re feeling down, taking action to call in extra support is the responsible thing to do.
Depression is a high-risk factor for suicide and plays a contributing role to the big difference in suicide rates for men and women. On average, one in eight men will experience depression and one in five men will experience anxiety at some stage of their lives. Men make up an average of six out of every eight suicides every single day in Australia. The number of men who die by suicide in Australia every year is nearly double the national road toll.
Everyone’s mental health varies during their life, and effectively managing your mental health can give you significant improvements in your quality of life, increase your capacity to support your family and your mates, and let you perform at your best.
We can help you if you are feeling:
At Live Your Story Counselling Services, our counsellors are committed to supporting you in this journey and assist you in addressing those concerning issues more effectively. To book an appointment with one of our counsellors, please click here.
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