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What Affects Your Mental Health?

Your mental health can be influenced by a number of factors, including:

  • Your genes (some mental health issues run in families)
  • Divorce, separation, or the breakup of a long-term relationship
  • The death of a loved one
  • Losing your job, or job changes
  • Going through bankruptcy
  • Moving to a new home
  • Coping with a natural disaster
  • Caring for an aging parent
  • The birth of your child
  • Being diagnosed and living with a serious illness, or suffering a major injury

Admitting to yourself (and others, if necessary) that you have a problem, and getting the help you need is a sign of great strength.

With proper diagnosis and treatment, the vast majority of men with depression can be helped, and will go on to lead normal, happy lives.

Not Sure What To Do Next?

If you or someone you know are finding it difficult to manage mental health issues, seek professional help.
(Refer to our ‘Who Can Help & What Can Guide You’ page)

Whether it’s self care, talking to a health professional, going to a hospital or calling triple zero (000).