Journal article

"Eventually, I Admitted, 'I Cannot Do This Alone'": Exploring Experiences of Suicidality and Help-Seeking Drivers Among Australian Men

Zac E Seidler, Michael J Wilson, John L Oliffe, David Kealy, Nicholas Toogood, John S Ogrodniczuk, Simon M Rice

FRONTIERS IN SOCIOLOGY | FRONTIERS MEDIA SA | Published : 2021

Abstract

While research has explored the intersection between masculinities and men's experiences of suicidality, comparatively little attention has been paid to the stories surrounding suicidal men's decision to seek help. The ways in which men experiencing suicidal thoughts and behaviors embody masculinities alongside their enlistment of mental health services remains largely unknown. The present study explored 262 Australian men's stories surrounding the impetus for help-seeking for suicidal thoughts and behaviors. The sample comprised men ranging in age from 17 to 74 years (M = 40.99; SD = 15.92 years), with most participants residing in a metropolitan area (55.3%), employed full time (43.1%), no..

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