It’s time to talk about Men’s mental health
Men are less likely than women to seek psychological help in stressful life events such as depression, drug addiction, anxiety, and trauma. There are many reasons for this, including reluctance to speak, social norms, existing stigma, and neglected symptoms.
But “I’m fine” can only get someone so far-especially because men are at much higher risk of suicide than women. Just because it’s difficult to be open about mental health doesn’t mean that someone should fight silently. According to statistics, men are less likely to seek treatment for mental health problems than other genders, the number of men suffering from depression and anxiety, and the number of men who are willing or can seek help. There is a big difference in the numbers. Social stigma is an important factor, and breaking down these barriers is an ongoing process.
Against this background, the mental wellness brand Better Help has launched a new spot titled “Want”. The seemingly simple question “what do you want?” Can be very stressful for people suffering from mental health problems. The central theme of the is this one-minute movie. The ad starts with a man who is asked what he wants by someone outside the camera. From there, the man explains everything he wants and is looking forward to, such as falling in love or finding a job he is proud of. His smile fades as he delves into deeper emotional topics, such as his desire to be more confident and less anxious.
WHAT IS IMPORTANT TO TALK ABOUT MEN’S HEALTH?
Australia’s National Survey of Mental Health and Well-Being: Summary of Results According to 2007, mental health problems affect almost half of Australia’s adults at some point in their lives. The proportion of women is not very high, but 20% of men meet the diagnostic criteria for anxiety disorders at some point in their lives and 12% have mood disorders. However, men are much more likely to suffer from the serious consequences of destructive coping mechanisms such as suicide, narcotics, and alcohol. For example, consider the following: men may have twice as many substance use disorders as women.
I think these numbers will be horrifying. And for all the lives lost by suicide, there are those who have lost their loved ones and are suffering from their sorrow. These are also issues that affect everyone. Despite these mental illness and suicide rates, men are underestimated when it comes to health-conscious behavior.
In the world we live in, it’s easy to forget to take care of yourself. Often there is so much to do on the to-do list that you put yourself at the end. Exercise, physical health, and connections with friends and family are important for taking care of ourselves. You also need to be aware of our own instructions and signs and make sure that you may not be able to handle them and seek help from friends, family, or medical professionals. Beyond Blue offers some great tips to help you stay healthy.
Fortunately, just as it’s easy to talk about physical health issues, you need to talk to your colleagues and boss and ask, “What can I do to improve my mental health?” , You may not need to make more professional contributions later. A supportive culture can prevent much.
We can all get rid of the blame for mental illness and let our colleagues and friends know that it’s okay to raise our hand when a problem arises. We want to allow individuals to identify signs of early warning and then find services and resources they may fall into. We speak out, speak out, and seek help by opening the door to family, friends, or healthcare professionals.