Journal article

Australian men's initial pathways into mental health services

Zac E Seidler, Michael J Wilson, Courtney C Walton, Krista Fisher, John L Oliffe, David Kealy, John S Ogrodniczuk, Simon M Rice

HEALTH PROMOTION JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA | WILEY | Published : 2021

Abstract

ISSUE ADDRESSED: Many men are challenged by barriers to mental health help-seeking and engagement. For men who do access care, their pathways to engaging services can offer important insights to what might constitute gender-specific care. METHODS: Data were drawn from an online cross-sectional survey of N = 2009 Australian men (aged 16-85; M = 43.5) reflecting on their initial pathways to mental health services, including their reasons for help-seeking, how they first located a therapist and the source of any initial recommendation for engaging with services. Respondents were recruited with targeted advertisements via Movember's Facebook page. RESULTS: A relatively even age distribution was ..

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