One Man’s Story of Suffering From Male Postnatal Depression

From the moment Mark found out his wife was pregnant, he longed to cradle his newborn child in his arms. But, when a midwife gently handed over his baby boy, Ethan, in the operating room, Mark was surprised to feel absolutely nothing. ‘It was like a stranger had come into my life,’ the former salesman from Bridgend, Wales tells ELLE UK. ‘I didn’t get that overwhelming feeling of love for my …

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What can you do for men’s health this Movember?

Movember is a global awareness month which shines a light on men’s health issues including mental health, prostate and testicular cancer. The campaign challenges participants to grow a moustache during the month of November and ask people to sponsor them or donate, with money going to research. Suicide prevention has been one of the key focuses of Movember since 2006, together with awareness of prostate and testicular cancer.  More than …

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Tony Holland CEO of OzHelp Foundation to present on the men’s mental health and the workplace

Tony Holland, Chief Executive Officer, OzHelp Foundation will present at the 16th International Mental Health Conference at QT Hotel, Gold Coast 12-14 August 2015. Abstract Title: Healthy Men at Work, Healthy Men for Life Abstract: There is no doubt the cost to business and the wider community is huge when workplaces are unhealthy, and it takes just a few simple steps to make a big difference. Since our inception more than 12 …

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16th International Mental Health Conference Program has been released

The 16th International Mental Health Conference will bring together leading clinical practitioners, academics, service providers and mental health experts to deliberate and discuss Mental Health issues confronting Australia and New Zealand Thursday 13 August to Friday 14 August 2015 on the Gold Coast. The 2015 Program includes over 70 speakers, 50 poster presentations and interactive workshops. This dynamic and topical program will discuss a vast range of subjects including; workplace health, …

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Men and suicide: Know the warning signs

UNSW Australia released 17 March 2015, Author Dan Wheelahan Men who feel suicidal often display distinctive warning signs, offering those closest to them significant opportunities to intervene, a study by UNSW researchers at the Black Dog Institute has found. Men who feel suicidal often display distinctive warning signs, offering those closest to them significant opportunities to intervene, a study by UNSW researchers at the Black Dog Institute has found. The Men’s Experiences …

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Depression Symptoms May Manifest Differently in Men

Psych Central By Traci Pedersen Associate News Editor August 31, 2013 Men may suffer from depression about as often as women, according to a new study from the University of Michigan. Traditionally, women have been diagnosed with depression about double the rate of men, with approximately 20 percent of women becoming depressed at some point in their lifetime. In recent years, however, some researchers have wondered if perhaps they haven’t been …

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Victorian farmers get a ‘night off’ after a spike in suicides

ABC By Kirsten Veness 15 Aug 2013 A recent spike in farmer suicides in south-western Victoria has prompted hundreds of farmers to gather in Warrnambool to tackle the issue of depression. About 600 people gathered for the “Farmer’s Night Off” event 14 August 2013.  While the evening was positive and light-hearted, there was also a very serious side. Gary Smith, the organiser, who is also a member of the group …

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Why men kill themselves: The warning signs most people miss

SOME people believe that if a person is going to kill themselves, there’s nothing one can do. If you try to stop them, they’ll just bide their time and do it later.  Suicide is a major worldwide epidemic taking the lives of more than one million people a year, according to the World Health Organisation. Estimates suggest that 10 to 20 times more individuals attempt suicide. Self-harm now takes more lives …

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Young men in crisis: mental health study

9 NEWS July 21 Young Australian men are in crisis, with half feeling stressed and nearly one in 10 having thoughts about suicide, according to new research. Mental health experts are alarmed by the extent of the unhappiness, but they are optimistic about finding an appropriate internet-based method of helping the tech-savvy generation. The research, which explores the impact of technology on mental health and wellbeing, shows distressed 16-to-25-year-old men …

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