Men are known for bottling things up. The number of men who die by suicide in Australia every year is nearly double the national road toll.
Research shows that men are most often the perpetrators of domestic violence. However, in some cases, men are victimised/abused by their partners – either in heterosexual or same-sex relationships.
“To put it simply, men are neither supposed to or allowed to be dependent. They are expected to take care of others and themselves. And when they cannot or will not do it, the assumption at the heart of the culture is that they are somehow less than men and therefore unworthy of help. An irony asserts itself, by being in need of help, men forfeit the right to it.” – Peter Marin
Mensline Australia – is a free national helpline available 24/7 via phone or online.
Men’s referral service – free advice for men about family violence.
Changing for good program – provides free telephone counselling to men who want to stop using violence in their family and relationships.