Journal article

Men's Help-Seeking for Depression: Attitudinal and Structural Barriers in Symptomatic Men

Simon M Rice, John L Oliffe, David Kealy, Zac E Seidler, John S Ogrodniczuk

JOURNAL OF PRIMARY CARE AND COMMUNITY HEALTH | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2020

Abstract

Objective: Men with depression are known to have significant challenges with health service engagement. The current study sought to better understand attitudinal and structural mental health care barriers among those men identified as symptomatic for symptoms of major depression. Design: Cross-sectional study with data provided by Canadian men via a nationally representative online survey. Outcomes examined depression, suicide risk, and barriers to mental health services. Participants: A total of 117 men (mean age = 42.36 years) reporting symptoms of major depression consistent with moderate severity as identified by the Patient Health Questionnaire-Depression Module (PHQ-9). Results: In all..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: Funding was provided by Movember Canada (grant #11R18455). Movember Canada was not involved in study design, data collection, analysis, or interpretation. SMR was supported by a Career Development Fellowship from the NHMRC.