Episode 16: Man up, talking men’s mental health with Kylie King

In this episode I talk with Kylie King about male suicide. We discuss the language to use when talking about suicide , look at the statistics in Australia and in particular men’s mental health.  While unpacking ideas of masculinity we talk about some of the barriers men face seeking help around their mental health. 

Kylie King is a research fellow at the Centre for Mental Health in the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health at the University of Melbourne. She is also a psychologist. Her research focuses on male suicide prevention.  She recently led the randomised controlled trial of the impacts of the Man Up documentary, a novel media-based population level television documentary that explored the interplay between masculinity and suicide.

Resources  

http://manup.org.au/tv-series/study-guide/

Contact Kylie  k.king@unimelb.edu.au 

https://iview.abc.net.au/show/man-up

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