Let’s address the elephant in the room; mental health is a difficult thing to talk about, especially when it comes to men’s mental health. In today’s culture, and through mainstream media, there is a picture painted as to how you are supposed to act, look, feel, and react. When your reality doesn’t match the picture you see all around you, it can feel unsettling and isolating. This article is intended to shed light on a sensitive subject and provide insight into how to overcome stereotypes associated with men’s mental health and things to look for when prioritizing our mental wellness.
When you are feeling low in energy, scattered, frustrated, irritable, you might ask these questions:
Are you supposed to feel this way? Does feeling the way you are feeling mean you are weak? Do you need to “man up”? What happens if you honestly tell someone things aren’t going so well? Should you just push through it?