I view experience of mental illness through the ill person’s narrative. I take the qualitative, bottom-up perspective, focusing on stories of suffering. I explore predominantly men’s stories; how men and masculinity are represented as interacting with mental illness and suicide. Lately, I’ve written on men’s depression (Men’s Discourses of Depression, Palgrave, 2008), fathers’ experiences of mental illness (Fathers, Fatherhood and Mental Illness, Palgrave, 2013). I’m currently writing about men’s suicide notes (Discourses of Men’s Suicide Notes, Bloomsbury, under contract).