Tue 11 September 2018
When it comes to mental health, generally speaking, men find it more difficult to ask for help. Some find it difficult to recognise they need it. Undiagnosed mental illness in a family can affect everyone.
So what do you do when you love someone and they’re struggling?
Dr Elysia Thornton-Benko is a GP from Bondi Road Doctors. She takes us through how unaddressed mental health problems can effect a family and the options available to partners looking for a way forward.
Listen to the podcast
Click through the links below to access further information and helpful resources;
- Health Direct
- Beyond Blue
- Sane: Mens mental health and how to seek help
- Black Dog Institute: For the partner looking to help
- Mr Perfect: Men looking for an online community sharing similar experiences
More from the Dad's Mental Health series
- Why we need to start talking about dad's mental health: Dr Catherine Wade
- Why are dads still struggling with postnatal depression: Associate Professor Richard Fletcher
- Why dads need to reconnect with their mates: Jeremy Macvean, The Movember Foundation
- The importance of good fathering role models: Dr Bruce Robinson, The Fathering Project
- Self-care for dads is not what you think: Psychologist Clive Williams
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in families: Dr Brian O'Toole
- How do we get new dads talking? Don't call it a "men's group": Grant Lyndon from Busy Dads
- Why kids and families are the real victims of PTSD
- Dads and PND: Why texting is part of the solution
- Why dads need their mates (and how we can help)
- 1 in 5 dads are anxious and depressed: How do we change that?
- The Fathering Project: "I wish someone had shown me how to be a good dad"
- Humans of New York dad's truth: "I just need a little space to be me"