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UK Men – Do They Keep Quiet About Their Health?

Posted by on April 3, 2020 in Health with 0 Comments

Health problems are expected to happen to everyone, but for some reason, there’s a taboo around mental health that seems to affect the person two-fold. One is the mental health issue itself, the other is the pressure of keeping it inside, of not sharing it with anyone.

Has this happened to you? If not, great! But we all know at least one person who suffers from mental health issues and is trying to suppress it by not communicating it with anyone. There are a lot of potential causes for this.

Everything from a man’s childhood experiences, upbringing, friends as well as their immediate social and cultural values, play a role in the way men behave and communicate with their peers.

Let’s dive a little deeper to find out what are the possible reasons why men, especially in the UK don’t usually feel comfortable talking about their health.

Social Stigma

Without a doubt, the main reason that can be held responsible is not the issue itself. It is the peer pressure and stigma associated with it. If you know anyone personally suffering from mental illness 9 out of 10 people will tell you that they will consistent pressure due to lack of understanding, as well as stigma and discrimination they face regularly due to this.

This is by far the most isolating factor that creates invisible walls between the victim and their social surroundings. The very fact that they will be discriminated against is crippling enough to hold their feelings inside.

The Male Ego

If you are seen as a leader or are in the race to become one, may that be your career ladder or personal life, you rarely want to be seen as weak. This is more true for men in the UK as the competitive landscape is as sharp as a razor blade and the race to the top is already tough! Many professionals in this scenario keep most (if not all) of their mental health issues to themselves.

If you are one of those people then finding a proper professional consultant to help you is vital. Not only will you have someone to communicate to but also credible and authentic advise will put you on the right path to recovery!

The social idea of Manliness

We all have this stereotypical image of how a man should be. Unfortunately, boys from a younger age have been force-fed this image of manliness that is expected from them from the onset of puberty.

Now if there’s a mismatch between this image and the boy’s actual personality type, that’s a recipe for a mental health disaster in the making.

Thankfully, more work is being done here to create more awareness and openness around men’s health. Celebs, influencers, and men are slowly opening up about their issues to bring attention and encouragement to fellow men.

Whether or not you have a support system such as family or friends, in order to feel confident about your health and its maintenance, authentic online clinics and consulting services do come in handy. Make sure you go for credible and registered online clinics like so you know you are getting professional help.

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