Supporting young men who are affected by suicide

New research shows young men experience four different types of silence following the suicide of a close friend or peer. Dr Chris Bowden discusses his findings and what teachers, schools and others in the school community can do to better support their students.

Opinion: Kyle MacDonald – My concerns about Mental Health Awareness Week

Psychotherapist Kyle MacDonald on why he feels "deeply conflicted" about Mental Health Awareness Week.

Opinion: Anna Reeve – ‘Men are not talking about their problems’

Men don't talk about their mental health or their problem enough writes Anna Reeve

Men’s health: waterworks, weeing and the enlarged prostate

A common health problem for men as they age is an enlarged prostate – for many men it won’t be a bother – for others it brings worrisome to debilitating ‘waterworks’ symptoms. Fiona Cassie talks to Professor Peter Gilling, a Tauranga-based world expert in Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia.

Men’s health: What barriers are stopping inactive Māori men getting back into exercise?

‘Fishbowl gyms’ and putting work and whānau first are amongst the reasons stopping overweight Māori men getting back into exercise, a recent study indicates.

Men’s health: Self-medicating depression with drugs

Plenty of everyday men – and women – turn to alcohol or drugs to ‘self-medicate’ or cope with anxiety and depression. Rachel Helyer Donaldson talks to some New Zealand experts on the issue.

Opinion: Arish Naresh – Do you even lift your toothbrush, bro?

Oral health is one aspect of men’s health that gets little attention and should this Men’s Health Month, argues Arish Naresh.

Doctors warn masculinity forces men into loneliness

As the world reels in the wake of Anthony Bourdain's suicide, experts warn he is just one of many men whose suicides and preceding struggles with mental illness often go overlooked.

Stressful job linked to earlier death for unhealthy blokes

A demanding job increases the risk of premature death in men with heart disease or diabetes, a major review of cohort studies involving more than 100,000 people has found.

Steve Gurney on depression: Fake it ’till you make it

Steve Gurney is speaking out about his 20-year battle with depression in a bid to help change the stigma around mental health.
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