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.
Trying to go it alone when you’re feeling down increases the risk of depression or anxiety going unrecognised and untreated.
Depression is a high risk factor for suicide, and plays a contributing role to the big difference in suicide rates for men and women.
Blokes make up an average 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 can move back and forth along their own personal range between positive and healthy at one end through to severe symptoms or conditions that impact on everyday life at the other, in response to different stressors and experiences.
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.
Today is Suicide Prevention Australia – World Suicide Prevention Day. 6 Males suicide every 24 hours in Australia and since having our inaugural Save This Date – I’m Just A Man #2 on 22/11/17, 1500 Males have suicided, a number greater than the road toll.read more
An anxiety condition isn't developed or caused by a single factor but a combination of things. A number of other factors play a role, including personality factors, difficult life experiences and physical health. Family history of mental health conditions Some people...read more
Anxiety is more than just feeling stressed or worried. While stress and anxious feelings are a common response to a situation where we feel under pressure, they usually pass once the stressful situation has passed, or ‘stressor’ is removed. Anxiety is when these...read more
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. Trying to go it alone when you’re feeling down increases the risk of depression or anxiety going unrecognised and untreated....read more
Justin Geange is a community ambassador for RUOK as well as being a part of the Suicide Prevention Australia Lived Experience Speakers Bureau. He is a plumber by trade and has spent the last 21 years in the construction and rail industries....read more