Here at Chrysalis Courses we have talked about mental health in men many time previously. We have now seen the Huffington Post have an initiative called the ShameOver. Its all about getting men to talk about their mental health.
Talking about mental health is just the first step. Stamping out the stigma that can be associated with mental health issues. This can create negative stereotypes. For men, talking about mental health can be particularly challenging.
Approximately 6 million American men have depression each year, yet research shows many are reluctant to disclose their mental illness symptoms and are averse to seeking treatment. This is a dangerous trend considering mental health issues have the potential to lead to suicide — an act that results in more than 40,000 deaths in the United States each year.
Head over to The Huffington Post to see what they have been doing to encourage men to talk about their mental health.