Men and Mental Health

Jonathan BanniganMen and Mental HealthMental Health Awareness

Men And Mental Illness: It’s Okay Not To Be Okay

As men, we tend to believe that masculinity embodies and exhibits specific traits, characteristics, and values. These include autonomy, independence, achievement, courage, strength (which sometimes manifests as a desire to avoid the appearance of weakness), success, power, competition, emotional stoicism (which sometimes manifests as discomfort experiencing and communicating tender feelings),…