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Silent Suffering Common for Men with Mental Health Issues

The stigma associated with mental illness, lack of information, and masculine ideals are some of the reasons why less than half of men with mental health issues seek help. Because men are less likely to get help, they are more vulnerable to substance abuse and suicide than women, and men who stick to the “manly” traits of power, strength, and emotional control possibly have the highest risk for mental health problems. In a recent study of “the help seeking attitudes and avenues of men in need,” Joshua L. Berger of Clark University’s Department of Psychology found that those least likely to seek help were men with the strongest affinity toward “masculine norms.”

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