Male Suicide and Barriers to Accessing Support

The key findings from this study reveal the multifaceted barriers some men experience regarding a lack of motivation, a lack of psychological capability, and/or a lack of physical/social opportunity to access support.  Results suggest that many men have sought support, but had negative experiences, and that many others want help but cannot access it. Barriers include prohibitive costs and waiting times; potential costs to identity, autonomy, relationships and future life opportunities; a lack of perceived psychological capability; a lack of belief in the utility of services; and a mistrust of mental health professionals.  Findings suggest the importance of examining the role of gender in male help-seeking behaviours.  Read the journal article at: