Men in our society don’t often talk about mental health, and there are a lot of reasons for this. In this blog article, we explore some common excuses that men give for not discussing their mental health, such as “I’m fine”, or “It’s not manly”. We then explore the different reasons why they might be struggling with their mental health and what you can do to help.
Why MHM is important
MHM is important because it can help men talk about mental health in a safe and confidential environment. It can also help identify any issues early on so that they can be treated effectively.
Mental Illness Explained
Mental illness is a term that is often used to describe a wide range of different conditions and disorders. While there is no one definition for mental illness, it generally includes a range of psychological problems that can affect your mood, thoughts, or behavior. These problems can be very serious and can significantly disrupt your life.
While there is no single cause of mental illness, it is often the result of a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Some mental illnesses are also associated with a history of trauma or abuse. Mental illness can affect anyone at any stage in their life, but it is more common among adults.
If you are experiencing symptoms of mental illness, There are many resources available to help you get the treatment you need. You can talk to your doctor or therapist about what might be causing your symptoms, or you can search for online resources such as support groups or blogs. If you are not sure where to start, please feel free to contact us for more information.
What Happens If Men Speak Up?
When it comes to mental health, one of the biggest challenges for men is that they often don’t feel comfortable talking about it. This can be because of a number of factors, including the way mental health is traditionally viewed in society. In addition, men may not feel like they have the same legitimate mental health concerns as women do.
This lack of openness could be causing significant problems for men. For one, it means that they’re not getting the support they need. And secondly, if they do want to talk about their mental health issues, they may not feel comfortable doing so. This can lead to a lot of pain and suffering going undetected.
There are a number of ways that men can start breaking the silence around mental health. The first step is to recognise that it exists, and that there’s a problem. Men need to start speaking up about their concerns, and making sure that they’re getting the support they need. They also need to be willing to learn about mental health from other sources – including from people who are different from them. Finally, they need to be open about their struggles and progress – both privately and publicly. If these things are done gradually, then perhaps we can begin to see real change in the mental health of men.
What to do if you are struggling with mental health
Mental health is a subject that is often avoided by men, but it should not be. Mental health is an important part of overall well-being, and if you are struggling with your mental health, there are ways to get help.
The first step is to understand that you are not alone. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), one in five adults experiences a mental illness in a given year. That’s about 50 million people! And for men, the numbers are even higher – about 63 percent of men have never talked about their mental health with anyone.
If you’re feeling lost or depressed, there are lots of resources out there to help you get started. The Trevor Project provides information and support for LGBTQ+ young people who are experiencing a crisis related to their identity or orientation. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7 support for people who are suicidal or in danger of suicide. The website BetterHelp provides information and resources on mental health problems, including how to get help from a therapist or counselor.
Mental health is an important topic, and it’s worth taking the time to talk about it with someone. If you don’t feel comfortable talking to your friends or family, consider talking with a health care provider or licensed mental health professional. They can help you get back on track and get started on the road to recovery.
Men don’t often talk about mental health, and it’s something that needs to change. In today’s society, where so much stress is put on looking good and being perfect, men are reluctant to seek help for anything outside of the “norm.” This reluctance to speak up not only impacts men’s mental health, but also their physical health as well. If we want to see a drop in the suicide rate among men, we need to start talking more openly about mental health issues and get people the help they need.