Mental health is a hot topic of conversation. Anyone can struggle with their mental health and when it comes to male mental health, often our issues are taken out of context. Men are supposed to "suck it up" and "men don't cry." According to Mental Health America "More than 4 times as many men as women die by suicide in the U.S. In 2010, 38,364 Americans died by suicided, and over 79% of these suicides were men." Tune in as I talk about different factors that affect men's mental health and the importance of male friendships for our mental well-being.
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Mental Health Resources
Mental health is extremely important. Men tend to have a more difficult time openly speaking about their mental health than women do. Use these mental health resources for men to learn how to communicate what you are feeling about your mental state.
ManTherapy.org – Therapy Resources for Men
Part of a multi-agency effort, including the Colorado Office of Suicide Prevention and Cactus, Man TherapyÒ is giving men a resource they desperately need. A resource to help them with any problem that life sends their way, something to set them straight on the realities of suicide and mental health, and in the end, a tool to help put a stop to the suicide deaths of so many of our men.
National Institute of Mental Health – Men and Mental Health
While mental illnesses affect both men and women, the prevalence of mental illnesses in men is often lower than women. Men with mental illnesses are also less likely to have received mental health treatment than women in the past year. However, men are more likely to die by suicide than women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Recognizing the signs that you or someone you love may have a mental disorder is the first step toward getting treatment. The earlier that treatment begins, the more effective it can be.
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Mental Health America – Mental Health For Men
Mental Health America is proud to recognize June as Men’s Health Month. Check out the infographic for some quick facts about men, mental health, and mental illnesses.
HeadsUpGuys – Depression in Men
Health strategies for managing and preventing depression.