Mental Health. This hits over 6 million men every year and it is growing. 1 in 5 adults experience a mental health problem each year. (statistics from mentalhealthamerica.net) . The major problems affecting men are depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, psychosis and eating disorders.
Male suicide rates are on the rise since 2000. The potential risk factors include social isolation, substance abuse, unemployment, military-rated trauma, genetic predisposition and other mood disorders that put individuals as high risk for suicide.
So why do some men not want to talk about it?
To summarize, the social, emotional and mental impact are huge factors on why men don’t talk about mental health problems. The more society works on removing the stigma and opens up paths and methods for help, the sooner we can drive these statistics down. Men don’t want to become a statistic. They want to be part of this world that is ever evolving.
Unless we don’t acknowledge and accept them for who they are, they won’t ever accept the help that is out there. It’s a 2 way street, just like everything else. It is a collective effort to see the signs in our homes and workplaces. A simple “are you ok?” can go along way. We just have to show that we care.
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