How do you tackle the tough stuff? Taking care of your mental health is just as important as your physical health. Practicing regular self-care, coping strategies and seeking help, can prevent the onset of long-term mental illness and suicide.
One in seven Australian young men aged between 16 and 24 experience depression or anxiety each year - yet only 13% seek help. Furthermore, suicide is the leading cause of death for young men in Australia. Young men have a tough time recognising the importance of maintaining their mental health for a number of reasons including traditional gender role stereotypes, inability to identify early warning signs and a reluctance to let anyone know if they are struggling. Therefore, we created this video to help encourage positive mental health behaviours in our young men to help prevent long-term mental illness and suicide.
headspace Armadale along with the Arks Rugby Union Club, Arts vs Depression and with the financial support of the 2nd Chance Op shop, created a video on how to tackle the tough stuff on mental health. See what local rugby players including Western Force brothers, Cameron and Harrison Orr and the headspace Youth Reference Group have to say.