Mental Health Experiences of Traveller Men Affected by Suicide

Rates of suicide are seven times higher among Traveller men in Ireland compared with non-Traveller men.  Several factors are implicated, including racism, social exclusion, discrimination, inadequate accommodation, unemployment, and lower educational attainment.  Systemic and cultural barriers inhibit Traveller men from seeking support.  This study addresses a gap in the literature by exploring the lived mental health experiences of Traveller men affected by suicide.  Read the article on this in the American Journal of Men's Health: