Getting Them Through the Door: a Survey of Men’s Facilitators for Seeking Mental Health Treatment

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Seidler, Z.E., Rice, S.M., Kealy, D. et al. Getting Them Through the Door: a Survey of Men’s Facilitators for Seeking Mental Health Treatment. Int J Ment Health Addiction 18, 1346–1351 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11469-019-00147-5

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