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REVIEW: Latest Emale magazine – #169 (Jan/Feb)


Here is an add from the 1950’s…

“One of the best ways Men get to know each other… Lionel Trains”:




Famous Australian Men… The very mention of Australians might bring to your mind the image of a beer guzzling, tanned, fun loving person lounging on the picturesque beaches all day long. From the past many decades Australians, especially men, have had to live with this dumb stereotype that projects them to the world as carefree beach mongers. Ever thought about what Australia would actually be like if Australians actually fit the stereotype? Australia is one of the wealthiest nations of the world and boasts of a high standard of living unmatched by many other countries. This would not have been possible without the relentless hard word, ingenuity, and dedication of the Australian men who gave it their all to build such a wonderful nation.


#Know-Your-Man-Facts campaign:

A new website to outline the important facts that every Aussie bloke needs to consider… and for some, to act. Here is a rundown of the points presented on the Australian Men’s Health Forum Website;

  • 3 out of 4 suicides are men… [Male suicides up 10% in 2017].
  • Men experience 60% of smoking related diseases
  • Aussie men should think about later-in-life goals
  • Waist circumference over 94cm… increased risks
  • Kids eat what their Dad’s eat… be a Role model
  • 9 out of 10 young men have never smoked
  • Having 3 good mates leads to a healthier life
  • 1 out of 10 blokes is a carer to a family or friend
  • Prostate cancer will kill over 3500 men in 2018
  • 1 out of 3 men ARE victims of family violence…
  • Talk to a mate… BEFORE it gets too much…
  • Healthy Men always support other men… 
  • Dad’s are the best at helping other Dad’s…
  • Abused males have barriers… so listen & help
  • On average – men die 6 years younger than women
  • Men surviving sexual abuse can recover…
  • YOU are responsible for your well-being…
  • 1 in 5 men experience erectile dysfunction
  • The finger is no longer routine prostate screening
  • 1 in 4 male suicides is linked to separation…
  • over 50% of separated Dad’s feel suicidal…
  • 1 in 7 Aussie males have prostate problems
  • Men chat to men BEFORE they talk to professionals
  • YOU and your MATE… “MAN” time – game-on
  • Indigenous men – 10 years shorter life span… 
  • 2 out of 3 PREVENTABLE deaths are men…
  • Body signs… gains, strains, pains… don’t ignore them
  • It’s OK to chin wag… even about the small stuff…
  • Trust ya mate – talk the walk and walk the talk…


Guidelines for Male Suicide prevention – AIMHS

There are a number of other “red flags” in which males are most vulnerable and at risk of suicide; research and program funding should ideally target these settings, which include:

• Unemployed males
• Males experiencing separation
• Males in rural and remote locations
• Males experiencing social disconnectedness
• Males consuming high levels of alcohol or substance abuse
• Males experiencing depression, anxiety, or mental disorder
• Males experiencing powerlessness
• Males who self-harming or have made previous suicide attempts
• Males, especially younger males, of indigenous heritage
• Males who are homosexual, bisexual or trans-sexual
• Males not having appropriate or specialised professional support.

Men’s Mental Health:
“let’s talk about it”;

Around 1.5 million Australian men aged 18 years and over (17 per cent) had a self-reported mental or behavioural condition in 2014-15, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Dr. Paul Jelfs, ABS General Manager of Population and Social Statistics, said that the most common mental or behavioural conditions for Australian men were anxiety-related conditions and depression, with the same proportion of men reporting either of these conditions (both 10 per cent). “It’s important to get more men talking about how they’re feeling, with suicide being the leading cause of death for men aged 15 to 44 years in 2015,” said Dr Jelfs. “As physical health, financial and family stressors can all impact men’s mental health, it is important to stay in contact with people who are going through a stressful time.”

In 2014, 60 per cent of men experienced personal stressors that had affected them, their family, or a close friend. Around 21 per cent of men had experienced a serious illness, 19 per cent reported a death of a family member or close friend, 17 per cent were unable to get a job, and 11 per cent experienced a divorce or separation. “Looking at overall life satisfaction we see that it varies across different groups of men,” said Dr Jelfs. “For example, average life satisfaction is relatively high for men who have children living with them (with an average rating of 7.6 out of 10) but lower for men with a self-reported mental health condition (6.4), unemployed men (7.0) and single fathers (7.0).”

 Please Note: The views expressed in any of the Articles / Reviews should not be considered synonymous with Men’s Health Australia.


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