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Monday
Dec012008

Men's ambassador debates depression suicide link


Blaming male suicide on mental health issues and depression is "too simplistic", says one of the nation's new men's health ambassadors. Societal factors such as job loss or relationship failure also play a major role and should not be overlooked in efforts to curb the nation's suicide rate, says Sydney-based Professor John Macdonald. Mr Macdonald, who is also co-director of the University of Western Sydney's Men's Health Information and Resource Centre (MHIRC), today unveiled the results of a qualitative research project focused on NSW's Central Coast.