Mental Health Stigma for Men

Posted by on Aug 21, 2018 in Hot Topics | 0 comments

Mental health as a whole can be a touchy subject for anyone. In the recent years, people are more likely to speak out about their struggles. However, it was not up until recently that the fact men have a worry of sharing their struggles has come to light. The fact is that everyone goes through something, and it is not limited by gender, race, or age.

As a whole and as a community, it is important that any demographic that is under-represented get its proper attention. Unfortunately, one thing that gets set aside often times, is how men are dealing with their emotions and lives.

 

How Can Men Help Other Men?

Feeling alone when you are going through a tough time in life makes the situation 100% harder. As a man going through something, simply talking about it with the other men around you can really help them. It may be difficult at first, but the more communication that is among a group of people, the better the understanding.

Problems arise when we try to put on a front for someone. The people around us normally know us pretty well, and even if we think we are doing a good job of hiding it, they can usually tell how we’re feeling. If we are all honest about how we’re feeling to ourselves and the people around us, the less it will fester in our minds. It also helps with dealing with something head-on, rather than trying to tiptoe around the problem to hide it from our friends or family.

 

We have said it before and we’ll say it again: seeking help does NOT make you weak. Counseling can help improve your life in ways you did not even know was possible. The more we share our stories and have empathy for the people around us, the better off we all will be.

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