NICOLE KIDMAN comforts younger sister ANTONIA after her husband is admitted for depression . . .

Angus Hawley, the handsome owner of a successful events company, a $4.5 million home on Sydney’s lower North Shore, a supportive and beautiful TV personality wife–of 11 years, two sons, two beautiful daughters and an Academy Award winning sister-in-law, has checked into the Bronte clinic with depressive issues.  This was not a complete surprise. A Kidman family member and a psychologist initially became concerned about Mr. Hawley’s increasingly erratic behavior earlier this year after a split with his long-term business partner, Monique Tompson. Mr. Hawley is expected to stay in The Sydney Clinic for several weeks. “There is very little “support for the supporter” and with nowhere else to turn can be open to depression or other illnesses,” said Dr. Travis Gee. There are reports Hawley, 38, missed the birth of his daughter Sybella last month and experts say birth can accelerate problems and give men their own form of post-natal depression. Dr Gee argues that in society we train men to take care of their family but as far as looking after themselves there is no guidance. “There is a complete lack of interest in men’s emotional responses to family pressure,” Dr Gee says. “They can feel that they are a single guy working to support this family and they are not getting back what they expected. 
“There may be an element of guilt, a feeling that he is not fulfilling his role. He’s out of his territory and he feels that he can’t fix it which is how men are taught to deal with things.” But when it comes to counseling after birth there has been dramatic progress for women but guidance in hospitals or even in schools for men doesn’t match. “We have moved forward in letting men in the birthing room but when did we ever prepare them for it,” Dr Gee says. “If the wife is going through depression the men are not armed with enough information about what to do either. “Men are supposed to go to the bar with other men to sort things out that’s about as much (counseling) that guys get.”