"Men tend to keep so much bottled up inside. This includes all the traumas and heart-breaking moments. Eventually, there has to be a release. And too often that is in an explosive way." — RON BLAKE, SOCIAL JUSTICE ACTIVIST, PUBLIC SPEAKER
Good mental health is as important as physical health.
It's as important as oxygen. We all need it to survive.
But the conversation around mental health is different for men as compared to women.
There are many different reasons why men are less likely to speak up about mental health problems. Most of these reasons stem from society and the stigma it puts around masculinity.
STATISTICS WE NEED TO KNOW:
Mental Health America reports 6 million men are affected by depression in the United States every single year.
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism puts the annual number of men dying due to alcohol-related causes at 62,000, compared to 26,000 women.
Depression and suicide are ranked as the leading causes of death among men
Men don’t always show the signs we often associate with depression...
...like sadness and hopelessness.
Instead, they might appear angry or aggressive. This makes it difficult to see that something is wrong. As a result, men might miss out on the treatment they need to feel better.
Given the prevalence of mental health issues and the dangers of ignoring them, it is important to identify common barriers men face when seeking help. Here are the stigmas that men face that hinder them from seeking help.
Here's what we can do to start opening up the conversation around men's mental health.
As a society, we have created the narrative that men need to be “macho,” emotionless, and unaffected by mental illness.
It's time to break that stigma!
Wellnite has a team of qualified counselors who are experienced in dealing with men’s mental health issues. Our service is free and available 24/7.
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