The State of Australian Men and Mental Health in 2018

December 12, 2018 / Nicole Allen  / 

Australian Men’s Health is something that has been transformed in recent years. With substantial innovation and product availability from around the world, it has never been a better time to increase your vitality and well-being as a man. Australian men are also choosing to research and identify products that are useful to them such as rehabs for men to help with addiction and mental health. The branching out that has taken place helps new products get introduced in Australia.

There are a lot of reasons that mental health needs more attention. With changing socioeconomic climates and the rapid rate of globalization, mental health has taken on a new meaning in the present decade. It means being ready for the unexpected or having the confidence to weather unforeseeable circumstances. Men in Australia are subject to these pressures and it may affect their mental health. This year, the state of people seeking treatment at rehabs for men shows that it is an important part of the national conversation. Addressing mental health initiatives can help create a better workplace and environment for change and progress. It can also improve the quality of life that many Australian men have.



December 6, 2018 / Danei Edelen  / 


Driving away from the Panera Bread on a late Monday afternoon, I was elated. To think, she kept our brochure for a month after she got off the Behavioral Health Unit! That is so awesome! I thought to myself.

Every other Friday, I give a talk to the patients on the Behavioral Health Unit at a local hospital. I tell my story and talk about the support groups and classes National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) offers. The patients hear there is life after a mental illness diagnosis.

Anne* had been a patient about a month ago. She kept our brochure and contacted us, which is a positive difference from my own past experience. When I was on the Behavioral Health Unit ten years ago, no one told me about NAMI. Seven tough years went by before I heard that NAMI could help. When we started the NAMI affiliate in Brown County, I was determined I would do for mental illness patients what no one had done for me. As we say in NAMI, “If I can make a difference in one person’s life, it is worth it.”



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