#Mentalk is the hashtag and campaign devoted to mental health awareness, concerns, and education for men. What a man thinks is often much more than what he speaks.Are you listening? #Mentalk: His Life, His Voice….
Perhaps the most interesting (and worrying) finding is that while on average more women are diagnosed with common mental health problems than men, the rate of male suicide is significantly higher. This suggests that men are suffering with mental distress, but may not be receiving (or indeed asking for) the help they need.
Depression is often found to be more difficult to diagnose in men. This is because men don’t tend to complain about the typical symptoms, more often than not, it’s the physical symptoms of depression that lead them to visit their doctor.