The link between young men and suicide is gaining increased coverage in the media while other aspects of men’s mental health, and the services provided, receive little attention. In this chapter, the specifically ‘gendered’ diagnosis of mental health is discussed. For example, men are under-presented as suffering from depression, whereas men are over-represented in psychiatric diagnoses which involve drug and/or alcohol misuse. Emotional ‘inexpressiveness’ is often linked to men’s depression and suicide, however, in this chapter social isolation and psychological instability are highlighted as key factors in men’s mental ill-health. Three case histories are used to describe the varied experiences of men users of mental health services.
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