Help-seeking prior to male suicide: Bereaved men perspectives
John L Oliffe, Alex Broom, Emma Rossnagel, Mary T Kelly, William Affleck, Simon M Rice
SOCIAL SCIENCE & MEDICINE | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2020
Male suicide is a significant issue globally, and implicated are men's challenges around help-seeking and engagement with peer or professional mental health care. While men's reticence for help-seeking predominates as an explanatory gendered dimension for male suicide, there are significant caveats and complexities to fully understanding those practices in the context of men's mental illness and suicidality. The current photo-voice study offers considerable insight into such issues - through the eyes of the bereaved - retrospectively exploring accounts of the deceased's mental health help-seeking prior to the death. Using an interpretive design, and based on semi-structured individual photo-..View full abstract
Awarded by Movember Canada
This research and article was made possible by Movember Canada (Grant #11R18455). Special thanks to the participants for their thoughtful photographs and words. John Oliffe is supprted by a Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Men's Health Promotion.