Today is International Men’s Day.
The theme for 2020 is, Better Health For Men And Boys.
From my experience of life’s ups and downs (including depression in the early 2000s), I figure we can do better when it comes to mental health.
I haven’t known many people to take their own lives, but all those I’ve been aware of to die in this way were men.
In 2019 men accounted for 3 out of 4 UK suicides.
Men can bottle things up until the burden they are carrying seems too much to handle. That is when things can get grim.
Talking about the feelings we are carrying around helps.
Talking to a trusted family member, supportive friend, or skilled therapist.
Talking until the burden starts to get smaller.
Let’s talk more this year, so more men can enjoy better mental health and take the chance of inspiring the next generation to do the same.
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