Opinion: Men’s health in Australia is not as good as the health of women

Opinion: Men’s health in Australia is not as good as the health of women Across the nation men and boys experience significantly higher rates of suicide, addiction, mental illness, emotional challenges and premature death from preventable illnesses. Men often get wrongly blamed for their ill health, but it is not their fault. The voices of Australia’s leading experts all agree that one of the key causes of bad health outcomes for males is that we don’t have...
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The 3% And The 50%

The 3% And The 50% By David Thompson Why is it that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up just 3% of Australia’s population, yet account for 50% of the prison population? Why are worrying about a Mining Tax that isn’t paying when one prisoner costs our system $111,000 every year? Many Aboriginal (and non-Aboriginal) families have a personal experience of dealing with the...
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Something new, something special! Resources for the male health community

Something new, something special! Resources for the male health community If you are someone who works with men or boys in any area of male health, you might be interested in a new clearinghouse being launched for the male health community. A clearinghouse is a web-based resource that collates and profiles programs, publications and resources to build an evidence base of practices that work. This clearinghouse, termed MENGAGE, is about profiling resources that can help...
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How does depression impact families?

How does depression impact families? Depression in men is a serious issue. With male suicide rates running at around 1600 men every year and rates of depression and anxiety considerably greater, it is one of the major challenges faced by the community of health practitioners. But what is less visible is the ongoing strain on family members coping with depression and anxiety in their partners (male or female) or even their...
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Survival Cards

Survival Cards (Downloadable PDF or Pack) are a tool for discussions with individuals or groups that name the positive and negative solutions people use to cope with life challenges. People often use negative coping strategies, even when they detest those responses. The difference between these choices is more governed by the interaction between our significant hopes and dreams and our...
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