Men's Mental Health and Support Seeking Behaviour

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Men's Mental Health and Support Seeking Behaviour par Mind Map: Men's Mental Health and Support Seeking Behaviour

1. Male role socialisation

1.1. Traditional masculine qualities

1.1.1. Strength, assertiveness, confidence, aggression, dominant, and lack of emotion

1.1.2. Gender Role Schema Theory

1.2. Influences attitudes

1.3. Role of culture

1.3.1. Western cultures place great value on masculine qualities. Men who dont live up to these qualities tend to endure ridicule and prejudice.

2. Stigma around men's mental health

2.1. Seen as soft and 'feminine'

2.2. Admitting weakness to a female therapist could be emasculating to a 'traditionally masculine man'.

3. Forms of treatment

3.1. Psychotherapy

3.1.1. Very confronting and forces men to self disclose.

3.1.2. Men are more problem-focused than emotion-focused problem solvers.

3.1.3. In Australia the industry is predominantly female. Men can have trouble expressing weakness in front of a woman, let alone admitting they have a problem.

3.2. Group-based therapy

3.2.1. Popularised by programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous

3.3. Workshops

3.3.1. Men are able to learn and feel as if they have come to a mental health solution on their own.

3.4. Seminars

3.5. Classes

4. Health seeking behaviours

4.1. Men are more likely to put of going to the doctor for a medical problem. This also extends to their mental health.

5. Mental health issues face by men

5.1. Externalising disorders

5.1.1. Substance Use Disorders

5.1.2. Conduct disorders

5.1.3. ADHD

5.1.4. Antisocial Personality Disorder

5.2. Anxiety disorders

5.3. Depression