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Exploring men’s mental health

The following is an excerpt from an article published by Mental Health First Aid Australia. To see more articles like this one please visit their blog at

Men and boys are all individuals with different circumstances, personalities, strengths, and challenges. However, as a collective, we know that men’s mental health is a topic that requires specific attention. This is, in part, because men and boys were traditionally taught to “toughen-up” and not being seen as “too emotional”. Society often still pushes men and boys to hide their feelings, and stigma around help-seeking can still be a major barrier to many men getting support when needed.

Despite positive men’s mental health campaigns and services it can be hard to unlearn many of the stereotypes that have historically been taught. In addition to this, certain biological, heredity, and lifestyle factors, put men at increased risk of certain mental health problems. 

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