This post is part of my series for Mental Health Awareness Week 2018! The series includes articles, poems, and photo essays by many guest authors about mental health and related issues. For more information, click here!
How do you think men’s mental health is treated when compared to general mental health or women’s mental health?
I definitely think there remains more of a stigma in society regarding men’s mental health compared to women’s. That, said I think this is changing now though with men’s mental health getting more publicity(it is over here anyway). For example, there is a famous soap opera over here called Coronation Street and just last week, a main well-known character committed suicide. A few years ago the subject of male depression was a storyline featured in a comedy-drama called Cold Feet. Well known male music and sport stars have come out in the last few years talking about their mental health battles. eg Professor Green(musician) and cricketer Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff. There is definitely more of a societal conversation going on right now about male mental health than there ever has been in the past.Continue Reading