Year: 2007 Source: Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, v.24, no.2, (June 2007), p.67-70 SIEC No: 20080187

Young men are grossly over represented in Irish suicide statistics, yet this group is the least likely to use mental health services. This paper outlines why young men are reluctant to access mental health services, framing the problem in the context of risk factors for suicide such as binge drinking & social change. The paper argues that destigmatising mental illness & encouraging young men to seek help for emotional problems should be a priority for policy makers. (67 refs.)