Your mental health is just as important as your physical health. In many instances, they go hand in hand. And though the signs of mental health problems mightn’t be as obvious as a sore muscle or aching joints, it helps to know what to look out for and where you can get help. More so when you consider the following statistics:
Although mental health issues can affect men in different ways, there are some common early signs that we can keep an eye out for:
Not surprisingly, there’s a connection between mental and physical health. Eating well, avoiding excessive drinking, and keeping physically active are great starting point. Being socially engaged is a great way to share what’s on your mind with those you trust.
With growing awareness around mental health issues in society, men are becoming more comfortable with the idea of seeking help. Talking about it with friends or family is a good starting point, as is talking to your GP who can refer you to more specialised support.