Men's Mental Health: You are Stronger Than Your Own Thoughts

Men's Mental Health: You are Stronger Than Your Own Thoughts

Dr. Long Quach 17/08/2020 10
Men's Mental Health: You are Stronger Than Your Own Thoughts

People often report they feel like they are losing control.

They can’t breath or brace themselves.

Their thoughts are spinning and some even see light spots or feeling in a daze.

Anxiety can make you feel like you’re not in control.

But the thing is, you can be!

One of my favorite things to do is to sing one of my favorite songs in my head and then slowing that song down as if I’m going in slow motion!

You are in control!

Many men I know in my life have always had one fear that they'd never tell anyone.

They are afraid of looking weak.

They often mistake misplaced pride for strength.

They often suffer and oftentimes in silence.

I know I have done that at some point in my life.

Our world has conditioned men to be afraid of feelings, afraid of tears, and afraid to be vulnerable.

Men die by completed suicide at very high rates.

Let’s not keep silent so the boys in our lives can grow up and be strong and healthy!

Let’s not keep silent so the men in our lives can feel encouraged and empowered to seek help!

 

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  • Dominic Tobias

    Men’s mental health is an extremely neglected thing in the public consciousness.

  • Lorraine Boney

    I know many men go through life feeling somewhat isolated and struggle to form deeper connections with their friends. It’s a conversation we need to have.

  • Scott Andrews

    Excellent article

  • Ben Hemstock

    The biggest problem I think, is that men are raised not to show their emotions, because we expect to be looked down upon. While women are expected to cry and show their feelings, and they get sympathy for it, that's why the male suicide rate is 4 times higher than females.

  • Jonathan Utting

    Young boys are stigmatized to be aggressive at schools, which leads to a higher number in males dropping out of schools.

  • Stephanie Linton

    When it comes to mental health treatment, women still have it much harder.

  • Dan Wilkinson

    Sometimes I really feel like going. it comes across my mind quite a lot and it’s like I want to be here but I don’t want to. Who knows what the future brings.

  • Rob Johnson

    Depression feels like your trapped in your mind, an empty void of your own

  • Diane Shaw

    Powerful

  • Neil T

    Thank you so much for this article

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Dr. Long Quach

Psychology Expert

Dr. Long Quach is a clinical psychologist. He specialises in emotional management, anxiety, burnout, impulse control, relationships enrichment & infidelity in relationship. His #1 goal is to help each individual create meaningful and healthy changes so they can live their life in the most meaningful way. He has worked in different colleges and universities, hospitals, and community outpatient centres with a wide age range, sexual and gender expression, cultural and ethnic identities, and clinical presentations. His experience is with CBT, psychodynamic, mindfulness approaches, solution focus, and motivational interviewing with individuals, couples, and family.

   

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