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Burke, Shane and McKeon, Patrick (2007) Suicide and the reluctance of young men to use mental health services. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine , 24 , (2) , pp. 67-70.

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Young men are grossly over represented in Irish suicide statistics, yet this group is the least likely to use mental health services. This paper outlines why young men are reluctant to access mental health services, framing the problem in the context of risk factors for suicide such as binge drinking and social change. The paper argues that de-stigmatising mental illness and encouraging young men
to seek help for emotional problems should be a priority for policymakers.

 

Item Type:Article
Date:May 2007
Page Range:pp. 67-70
Publisher:Medmedia Group
Volume:24
Number:2
Keywords:binge drinking, Ireland, male, mental health, mental health care, suicide, suicide prevention, young adult
Notes:Reproduced by kind permission of Medmedia Group
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Accession Number:HRB 4303 (Available)
Subjects:T Demographic characteristics > Man (men / male)
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health related prevention > Health information and education > Suicide prevention
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Care by type of problem > Mental health care
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence > Substance use behaviour > Alcohol consumption > Binge / risky drinking

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