Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Health

Guys, There Is No Shame in Talking About Mental Health.

father and son
VitalikRadko on Deposit Photos

Let’s take a second to discuss men’s mental health. The younger generations have made great strides in bringing anxiety, depression and mental health issues to light in ways they have never been before. However, no sensationalizing or media coverage can get into the brains of those going through hard times that affect them every day. 

How depression affects men

Over 6 million men are affected by depression every year. And it’s not something many of us discuss. The fact of the matter is 75% of all suicides are men, and it’s the seventh leading cause of death among all males. I’m not going to make blanketing conclusions about masculinity or the pressure to be the leader of your household: Many of these demographics have changed, and I don’t believe they tell the whole story of men’s mental health struggles.

A mental health journey

I have suffered from anxiety and depression. Though I never entered the realm of suicidal thoughts, I did gain 50 pounds and would fake migraines as an excuse to lay in the dark and be left alone — I was miserable. At the age of 23, I didn’t understand where my life was going, and this mindset bogged me down. But ultimately, my mental state would be nowhere close to where it is today if it wasn’t for friends, family and professionals I contacted to get the help I needed.

Now, I’m more than OK. I’ve dealt with my demons on many occasions, but I would not be suited for that battle if I hadn’t addressed my issues head-on. Ignoring these issues can lead to substance abuse, lack of productivity at work and an array of other things that only multiply your depression. But know you have the power to end the cycle, even if it requires a little help to find it.


If you’re struggling, reach out:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255 (TALK)

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: 800-662-4357 (HELP)

17 hours ago
The Norwegian Women’s Beach Handball Team Was Fined for Wearing Shorts. - https://t.co/pmzHLb7nMz
18 hours ago
New Infrastructure Bill: Why the Crypto Community Is Not Happy - https://t.co/9IbXioPRYw
19 hours ago
ScarJo vs. Disney: Why This Lawsuit Is so Significant - https://t.co/iksIL5PMCe
20 hours ago
The Olympics aren't getting the viewership it's used to. But, thanks to social media platforms like TikTok, Instagram, and YouTube, fans can see highlights and behind the scenes of the games.
Are you watching the games? If so, how? https://t.co/VAUj4HFHkh
21 hours ago
Should A Vaccine Be Mandatory? Here’s the Deal - https://t.co/VT19PKaIjL

You May Also Like

Business

A new Starbucks location isn’t just a bat signal for coffee drinkers. It is also an indicator of growing real estate values in the...

Opinion

I am a Robinhood user. I downloaded it to enter the world of investing. Some of my friends from college recommended it because it...

Politics

It’s almost been a year since the statewide lockdowns began to spread across the country. Since then, qualified Americans only received one stimulus payment....

Business

Have you ever heard that Denmark is the happiest nation in the world? In this segment on happiness, we hear from our guest host...

Copyright © 2021 Bold TV. Bold TV is owned and operated by GenBiz Inc. a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.