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Mens' Mental Health
Awareness Month

Mental illness impacts everyone and good Mental and Holistic Wellness is everyone’s right. It is incorrect to assume that men don’t struggle simply because they stereotypically portray strong and stoic roles and are expected to remain the providers as per societal norms. This expectation is rooted in toxic masculinity and has resulted in poor mental health outcomes for men.

Let’s get started with some alarming facts about Men’s Mental health in India:

  1. According to the National Mental Health Survey 2015–2016, men in India have a higher prevalence of mental morbidity than women, with 13.9% of men and 7.5% of women affected.

  2. Men in India have a suicide rate that is almost double that of women. In 2018, an estimated 250 Indian men died by suicide each day. The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) says that family problems, marital issues, and financial distress are the main reasons for most suicides.

  3. Men are more likely to experience common mental health conditions like anxiety, stress, and depression. Men with depression may also be more likely to abuse substances or become aggressive.

  4. Men may be less likely to seek professional help for mental health concerns due to challenges with the accessibility, availability, and affordability of mental health services in India. Some men may also be uncomfortable talking about mental health issues, or may not want to appear vulnerable or weak

  5. According to a Priory Group poll, 40% of men have never spoken to anyone about their mental health, with 29% saying they are embarrassed and 20% citing a negative stigma.


It is therefore more than necessary for us to break this stigma and talk about Men’s Mental Wellbeing, one person at a time. Committed to this cause, LoveLiveLearn, will continue to bring your educating and informativewe material and resources with specific focus on Men’s Mental Wellness. all through the month of June.

Why Choose LoveLiveLearn ?

  1. Our team of experienced therapists is dedicated to providing confidential, compassionate counseling tailored to men's specific challenges in a judgment-free environment, enabling you with tools, strategies and coping mechanisms to better manager your Mental Wellness. Meet our team of experienced therapists - link to ‘Meet the team’ page

  2. Encouring and urging men to speak up, we're offering a special 20% off on all counseling services, especially for Men all through June, 2024.

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Resources

Watch this space to get information and podcast relevant to Men’s Mental Health 

  1. A compelling Times of India Article on why ‘Man-Up’ is not the answer - https://rb.gy/nmp7uw

  2. An informative Forbes article on Men and Mental health - https://rb.gy/0k1u4k

  3. What are you doing to enable the mental well-being of the men in your life? ? (swellcast.com)

  4. Things about Mental Health, Men should know (swellcast.com)

  5. A confidential case diary of our counselor about a Man’s struggle with Mental health during the covid times - https://www.lovelivelearn.in/post/counseling-diaries-case-1

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Some Self Help Mechanisms

  1. Build a healthy and strong support system. Speak up and share your emotions openly, more often and more authentically. Cry when you want to.

  2. Stress can be the biggest contributor to your mental health struggles. Practice mindfulness, partner with your family to manage societal, responsibility and financial stress and priroitize your health.

  3. Don’t find respite in additive habits like alchohol, drugs or other similar escapes.

  4. Validate your emotions and embrace them. To ‘Man-up’ is to ‘Speak -up’ when you feel low.

  5. Recognize and share your symptoms early. Talk to your closest confidant or seek professional help.

  6. Engage in a passionate hobby and remain connected with a healthy circle of friends. Changes in life, family, job and responsibilities, need not rob you of your individual space and freedom.

  7. Identify your unhealthy coping mechanisms. Observe what you tend to do when highly stressed or anxious - sleep excessively, get aggressive or abusive, turn to mindless scrolling, work out too much or isolate yourself?

  8. Seek professional help. Professional help by a certified and experienced counselor or therapist can help you understand your mental health needs better, build healthy coping mechanisms and restore engaging and contributing relationships in your life.

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