November is Men’s Health Awareness month, but did you know men’s health is more than a physical symptom or a diagnosis. There is such a societal image that real men don’t talk about or share their feelings, that many are too ashamed to reach out for help. 10% of Canadian men who are experiencing significant mental health challenges in their life, will not seek resources.
Men are more likely to describe their mental health experiences as physical symptoms, such as headaches, chronic body pain, feeling ill, etc., rather then feelings of depression and anxiety. Without proper diagnosing and treatment, these can lead to more serious health problems.
We would like to extend our voices to start the conversation, and to reach out to those who may be suffering in silence. Silence is not a safe option for the men in our lives, so let’s get talking.
If you or a loved one are struggling, please reach out to these resources below at anytime.