There are few men that are receiving treatment for mental health problems. The rest, presumably, suffer in silence. It seems like almost every dude wants to be perceived as “Die-Hard” ― I can do it all with no sweat.
Perhaps a part of it could this macho thing. A lot of guys don’t want to admit they have this problem. Instead of seeking for help, they choose to harm themselves or people around them. They see depression as sign of weakness.
Good mental health is important as oxygen. It’s argued that men don’t always show the signs that are often associated with depression, like sadness and hopelessness. Society is also putting the pressure on men to always be strong. The stigma surrounding mental illness make a lot of men struggle with admitting they need help.
Mental health is a rare conversation amongst men. No man wants to lose his street cred. Yet the number of men committing suicide and abusing drugs is getting hire.
Bro, depression is NOT a sign of weakness, and it can affect any man, regardless of his age and race or ethnicity.
Take care of your sanity. Reach out to someone else if life seems to hard to handle, especially in challenging times like this.
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