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Notwithstanding the new ACC policy is gender neutral, I would like to compare what ACC provide for (an almost exclusive female applicant) who has either been abused or allegedly abused to what men receive in comparison to loosing access to their children.
It sends a very clear message that this country cares nothing men’s mental anguish but provides an open chequebook for counselling woman and their difficulties coping with life after trauma.
I would put it that the men suffer serious ongoing trauma when they are parted from their own children and they should have access to help just as woman do as above. Maybe that could help the extreme suicide imbalance in between the sexes.
I’m not sure if ACC still provides gratuity dividend for victims of alleged sexual abuse but I do recall when that service came into being the complaints went bezerk.
Men’s mental health is largely ignored not only in NZ but thought out the world.