Its Time to Talk About Men’s Mental and Emotional Health

For centuries, men are always encouraged to exude perseverance and stamina.  They have been taught to face the challenge without showing any sign of weakness. However, there are many issues men face which affects their emotional and physical health. Below mentioned are few issues commonly faced by men.

Depression- For a long time, depression has been associated commonly with women. There is a misconception that all men should hide their feelings and be strong. Depression can affect men of any age. If it is left untreated, then it can lead to loss of energy, persistent pain and loss of sex drive and ultimately to suicide.  With therapy and medication, it can be easily treated successfully. All you have to do is to acknowledge the need to seek medical advice.  Don’t try to suppress the signals which the body is sending you.

Body image issues- Even men get affected by the expectations set by people, media like movies, magazines, etc for their body image, just like for women.  Usually, men do not come forward to discuss it.  Building a good body and manscaping is the latest trend. There are many famous male celebrities who manscape.  However, do not set yourself over expectations. You only need to try to be fit and healthy.   Try to follow a healthy diet, quit bad habits and exercise regularly.  By doing so, not only you will be physically strong but mentally too.

Coping with stress- People tend to take stress lightly and it can lead to dangerous misconception. Nowadays the men try to suppress their emotions and they shut down emotionally. Prolonged stress can lead to aching muscles, heart palpitations, tension headaches, sleep deprivation and loss of focus. Your top priority should be taking good care of yourself. It is advisable that you follow stress management techniques to have a stress-free life.