Mental Health Awareness on International Men’s Day


It’s International Men’s Day and people on social media have overwhelmingly chose to spread awareness how societal pressures and toxic forms of masculinity has a negative impact on mental health. Are you or any of the men around you depressed? Here are some facts from the World Health Organization and others:

– Suicide accounts for 50% of all violent deaths among men.

– In richer countries, 3 times as many men die from suicide than women.

– Men are more than 3 times more likely to be diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder than women.

– Alcohol dependence is more than twice as high in men than women. In developed countries, approximately 1 in 5 men and 1 in 12 women develop alcohol dependence during their lives.

Were you told to “be a man” without given helpful instruction in your adolescent years? Were you taught to hide your emotions? Did those emotions being bottled up eventually explode in hypermasculinity, hypersexuality, a mental breakdown and so on? We have to be real with ourselves and look out for each other.

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