In our last post, we talked about mental health disorders in youth. It probably doesn’t surprise you that there is a significant difference between men and women and their mental health. While women seem to have an easier time talking about their feelings and what they are experiencing, men tend to not want to talk about such things. This fear could stem from society telling men that they need to be strong and not show any weakness. As we approach Father’s Day, let’s take a look at how mental health affects men vs. women.
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Steps to Take
What to do if you or a friend or loved one seems to experience some sort of distress:
- Talk with your primary care physician
- Get referrals for therapists who understands and specializes in your specific needs and if needed, a psychiatrist
- Talk with trusted family members and friends. Build your support network.
- Call Crisis Lines, if needed
- National Suicide Prevention Line: 800-273-TALK (800-273-8255)
- Treatment Referral Line: 877-SAMHSA7 (877-726-4727)
- Veterans Crisis Line: 800-273-8255 Press 1
- Crisis Text Line: Text HELP to 741741