Positive Strategies Men Regularly Use to Prevent and Manage Depression

A National Survey of Australian Men

Judy Proudfoot; Andrea S. Fogarty; Isabel McTigue; Sally Nathan; Erin L. Whittle; Helen Christensen; Michael J. Player; Dusan Hadzi-Pavlovic; Kay Wilhelm


BMC Public Health. 2015;15(1136) 

In This Article


The current findings demonstrate that the men in the study report that they currently use, and are open to using, a broad range of practical, social, emotional, cognitive, and problem-solving strategies to maintain their mental health. These findings are significant for men in the community who may not be in contact with professional health services and would benefit from health messages promoting positive strategies as effective tools in the prevention and management of depression.