Male mental healthWatch
Shame we live in such a world, but the best we can do as individuals is do what we can to support those in need, regardless of gender.
It would also be good that as a people and a culture we aim to create positivity around society not negativity and hopefully things can improve slowly. I believe in Britain even with our problems we are a progressive open minded nation but we can do better.
Create a culture of love and coming together as a people not fear.
Travelling around today I noticed these posters in the train station and the bus stop. It's nice to see the issue of male mental health & suicide being brought to the front even if it's just a small start. It seems like most posters or help is only given to women whether it's cancer treatment or abuse etc the male barely gets a mention. So thanks to this organisation for shining some light on what many young boys and men suffer in silence about.
It could be true that men are less likely to seek professional help because they are not as used to talking about mental health issues. For this reason, I like the idea of focusing some advertising on men and making them more comfortable in seeking help.
Saying that I would be very wary of rushing to blame male bonding for the suicide problem. lndeed it may be the case more men than women prefer to work through issues on their own rather than be forced to talk about it with friends. Also, men do look out for each other, though often in less direct ways. I wonder if men are more likely to become isolated from their friendship groups though.
Anyway I hope more research into this is done and I hope we can find some answers soon. I'm surprised that so little research has been done on this so far.