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26 Sep 2017
Dr Richard Schweizer from One Door gives an insight into Men's Mental Health Promotion Interventions: A Scoping Review from the American Journal of Men's Health.
There is currently an increasing need for mental health promotion strategies that are specific for the male population. The rate of suicide around the world is alarmingly high, particularly in men.
This article explores the need for mental health promotion strategies that effectively engage men. The researchers note that there has not, at the time of writing, been numerous studies on sex-specific mental health program effects. The researchers hope to better understand male mental health needs and the kind of services men would be more likely to use. Although stress was a common area of focus (14 studies), the majority of studies targeted multiple outcomes, including some indicators of positive well-being such as self-efficacy, resilience, self-esteem, work performance, and happiness/quality of life. They find that a number of strategies inside and outside the workplace show promise for promoting men’s mental health.
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Dr Richard Schweizer - Photo Credit news.com.au