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One in four men didn't reach out when they had suicidal thoughts as they thought they'd no one to trust - new report

'It also found almost six out of ten men who experienced a life crisis in the last year did not seek help, preferring to try and solve the problem themselves' The survey from Samaritans on 500 men found that some 37% would've felt like a burden if they opened up.  Participants of the survey, which took place on May 30 – June 3, were aged over 18. It also found almost s ...

Only one in four men feel able to talk to friends and family when feeling stressed

Newly published results, from a survey commissioned by the Mental Health Foundation, show that less than one in four (24%) men who have felt high levels of stress discussed this with a friend or family member. The survey findings also revealed that men were more likely to turn to alcohol as a result of high-stress levels, with almost one in three men in the UK (31%) reporting ...

Ai and the secret life of men

The latest Harry’s masculinity report contains startling findings about what it means to be a man in the UK in 2019. Its data has been collected by a bot deployed by the London based ‘intelligently artificial’ studio Us Ai. Co-founder Pete Trainor says machines used wisely can guide us to a more positive future. Seven billion people are walking this planet, technology has mad ...

Why Many Men Have a Harder Time Seeking Treatment for Mental Illness

We’re ignoring the stigma surrounding mental health that stops many men from seeking help when they need it most — and it’s literally killing them. According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, men died by suicide at a rate of 3.54 per cent higher than women in 2017. Mental Health America reports 6 million men are affected by depression in the United States ...

Why mental health services need to become more “man-friendly”

At BIA we have always advocated that the charity represented men with their own 'safe space' because with the stats being so high it seemed self-evident that a 'one size fits all' approach wasn't working and the fact that there wasn't anything already in place in Scotland, compared to both England and other parts of the world that supported males as a gender-specific service to ...

Combatting the male mental health crisis in corporate culture

Corporate culture and practice have gone through significant change over the years. ''Corporate culture is in crisis. This is not hyperbole; it is the stark reality of how work impacts our lives today. Data from Mind shows a staggering 95% of employees who have taken time away from work due to stress named another reason for their absence, such as an upset stomach or headache, ...

WASPS support It Takes Balls To Talk

It can be difficult to talk about mental health and we hope that the campaign will help men understand it is important not to keep their feelings to themselves

Dr Alex Cotton, MBE, Mental Health Nurse and Founder of It Takes Balls To Talk

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