The report on the mental health and overall wellbeing of Australia's young men, released today by the Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre, should sound alarm bells across the nation. It is a call to action for parents, carers, service-providers, policymakers - and young men themselves.
Among the findings are that as many as one in five males aged between 16 and 25 feel life is not worth living and that nearly one in 10 actually contemplate suicide. Almost one in two reported ''coping with stress'' as their main concern, while more than one in four were concerned about depression and a similar proportion were worried about body image.
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