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Mental Health Help-Seeking Behaviours for Male Students

Improving Mental Health Help-Seeking Behaviours for Male Students: A Framework for Developing a Complex Intervention - by Ilyas Sagar-Ouriaghli et al.,

Men are less likely to seek help for mental health difficulties and this process is often used to help explain the disproportionally higher suicide rates compared to women. Furthermore, university students are often regarded as a vulnerable population group with a lower propensity to seek help. Thus, male students are a very high-risk group that is even more reluctant to seek help for mental health difficulties, placing them at high risk of suicide. Often, student mental health problems are highlighted in the media, but very few evidence-based solutions specifically designed for male students exist. The current paper seeks to provide a comprehensive framework about how to better design mental health interventions that seek to improve male students’ willingness to access psychological support. Read the full article here. 


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