Prevention & Resources
Why should men focus on their mental health?
According to the Anxiety & Depression Association of America, men are less likely to receive treatment or be diagnosed with a mental illness - even though they are less likely to have a mental illness than women.
The main reason? Stigma. Men often see asking for help as a sign of weakness. They stay silent. That silence can lead to various other problems as a result.
What are the most common symptoms of mental illnesses among men?
The Nartional Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) says that men and women can develop a mental illness, but men may exhibit different symptoms, such as:
- anger, irritability, aggressiveness
- misuse of alcohol, drugs, or both
- feeling flat or having trouble feeling positive emotions
- engaging in high-risk activities
Where can men turn for help?
Help is as close as your phone. Contact any of the provider agencies in our Community Provider Guide, or call the board office at (513) 695-1695.