If men are resilient, have good coping skills and can adapt to daily challenges, they're more likely to achieve social and emotional wellbeing.
There are many factors that support an individual’s social and emotional wellbeing, including:Being socially connected
When men experience homelessness, they’re less likely to achieve social and emotional wellbeing and more likely to experience anxiety and depression.
The causes of depression and anxiety differ for everyone. Whether it’s a particularly tough time in a man’s life, or a combination of things built up over time, here are some risk factors you can look out for:
Because of sleeping out and so on, people get chronically ill; mentally, physically and emotionally smashed.Peter
The link between anxiety, depression and homelessness is inextricable.Matt
Around 85 percent of people experiencing homelessness have a mental illness, compared to just 20 percent of the general population.
For some men, depression and anxiety are a key factor to becoming homeless. For others, their homelessness is due to reasons like job loss and relationship breakdown. Either way, men experiencing homelessness are more at risk of depression and anxiety because of added stresses like:
More than three million Australians experience depression or anxiety each year. Of those, 1.4 million are men.
Most men describe the physical symptoms of depression, like feeling tired or losing weight, rather than how they feel emotionally. This means depression isn’t often picked up. And if it’s not detected, it can’t be treated.
For some, depression can become severe and disabling; depression is a high risk factor for suicide, with men accounting for 80 percent of all deaths.
Right now, I’ve probably got four fellows who I know need help.Amanda