1. Davo's Man Therapy
    Man Therapy is standing by for you like a mate with a full set of spanners and enough firewood to bbq a buffalo.
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  2. Man Therapy - Office
    Stress, anger, difficulty sleeping, drinking too much or sadness: shouldn't a man have a way to deal with that too?
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  3. Allan's story
    As a man, to have some sense of getting your strength back is incredibly important.
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  4. John's story
    If a friend of mine was suffering from anxiety, I would tell him that seeking professional help is really beneficial. And trying to be healthy is also really important.
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  5. Damien's story
    If I was able to offer one piece of advice to a mate I would say, go and get help. There is no shame in feeling anxiety, so you don't need to keep it to yourself.
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  6. Les' story
    One of the key things around that is it's okay not to have all the answers, and it's okay to feel sad, and it's okay to ask for help and support.
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  7. Oliver's story
    Where I am now compared to where I was two years ago is something that I'll probably take pride in for the rest of my life.
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  8. Peter Overton's story
    As I look back, I can see those moments that she (Jessica) wasn’t coping. But I really didn’t give it a whole lot of thought. I just thought ‘We’ll be right.’
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  9. Rhett's story
    The stress got to me to the point where I didn’t sleep. I wasn’t achieving a lot at work… the wheels were spinning, I was running from one problem to another.
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  10. Tom's story
    They just thought I’m drinking to have a good time. But I definitely was suffering. I felt alone and didn’t feel as if I could talk to anyone about it cos they wouldn’t get it.
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On average, 1 in 8 men will have depression and 1 in 5 men will experience anxiety at some stage of their lives.1

While women are more likely to experience depression and anxiety, men are less likely to talk about it. This increases the risk of their depression or anxiety going unrecognised and untreated.

Depression is a high risk factor for suicide and, in Australia, there are approximately 2,500 suicides each year. 75 per cent are by men – with an average of 6 men taking their lives every single day. Suicide is the leading cause of death for men under the age of 54, significantly exceeding the national road toll.2

It’s important to remember that depression and anxiety are conditions, not weaknesses, and effective treatments are available.

Taking action may not be as hard as you think. Over at Man Therapy, Dr Brian Ironwood and Davo are on hand to help blokes when the going gets tough.

If you're a new dad finding things harder than you expected, check out our four-part web series, Dadvice. You can also take our stress test and get some tips for nailing this whole dad thing on 2.3 hours sleep.  


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