“Not only do men and women communicate differently but they think, feel, perceive, react, respond, love, need, and appreciate differently.”
John Gray, Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus: Practical Guide for Improving Communication

Men don’t often verbally express their emotions. This unfortunately contributes to the notion that men don’t battle mental health stressors such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, etc. But that could be the furthest thing from the truth. It is said that men who are dealing with depression and anxiety hide it behind anger and aggression. They also tend to use alcohol and drugs to cope. These stressors can lead to physical problems such as chest pain, headaches, and loss of appetite. Men need to be loved and cared for emotionally as well (although they may never express it). As we celebrate the men in our lives this upcoming weekend f, remember to love and support them above all monetary gifts. An outburst of anger may be a cry for help. Below are other signs that he could be dealing with mental health stressors.
• Aggressiveness
• Change in mood or appetite
• Not sleeping/ sleeping to much
• Suicidal thoughts
• Feeling of hopelessness
• Loss of interest in activities
• Engaging in drugs, alcohol, and other high risk behaviors

Source: www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/men-and-mental-health

Posted by on Jun 15, 2018 in Anger, Coping, Vulnerability | No Comments

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