Sunday, 13 September 2015

Men and Mental Health

I was scrolling through my Facebook earlier and found this. I realised that this would make an important post. There is a stigma against mental health in general. However, men seem to completely shut down when it comes to mental health. In my suicide prevention week post there was a fact that shocked me: the majority of men who kill themselves are between the age of 40 and 50. These are not teenage boys who have high levels of testosterone and who are struggling with school or just fitting into the world. These are men who have families and jobs and are suffering from mental illnesses but can't talk about it.

Why is it that it is socially unacceptable for men to talk about mental illness? Why is it that we let men struggle? Maybe men need to lower their front of being a strong person and just allow themselves to feel weak and allow someone to help. Or maybe the issue is that no one dares to talk about mental illness in general, let alone talk to a man who may be struggling.

This post is to show men that you are allowed to struggle with mental illness as much as a woman, and you can make a recovery.

This post is important so please share to show support to the men who may be struggling.

Thank you

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