How Are You?
If things aren't right inside your head, it doesn't matter how much you can bench-press, how much you earn or how often you get laid, you won't feel good.
Stress is normal. It's what we do about it that matters. This section of Men's Health Forum lets you read all about the key issues at your pace and as you want to. Nothing flash, just the facts in the words of the men who know: men who have experienced stress, anger and related problems themselves. Your comments are welcome but they're not necessary. Just take what you need and get on with your life.
3 to 1
If you're not feeling great, you're not alone. One in four people will experience some kind of mental health problem in the course of a year. If you're a betting man, that's a 3 to 1 shot.
But that doesn't mean it's easy to talk about it. We all know it isn't - including the men talking on this website. It can be difficult to put how you're feeling into words. This section of the Men's Health Forum site is designed to help you do that. You can be strong without being silent. In fact, strength is often to be found in talking. Without words, too much stress can kill. Three-quarters of suicides (75%) are male.
Follow the links below for the main sections.
- Anger: how to take a time-out
- Domestic Violence
- Mid-life Crisis
- Stress warning signs
- Child abuse
Get the booklet: Beat Stress, Feel Better
Date of last review 26/03/14
Date of next review 27/03/17
It’s tough for men to ask for help but if you don’t ask when you need it, things generally only get worse. So we’re asking.
In the UK, one man in five dies before the age of 65. If we had health policies and services that better reflected the needs of the whole population, it might not be like that. But it is. Policies and services and indeed men have been like this for a long time and they don’t change overnight just because we want them to.
It’s true that the UK’s men don’t have it bad compared to some other groups. We’re not asking you to ‘feel sorry’ for men or put them first. We’re talking here about something more complicated, something that falls outside the traditional charity fund-raising model of ‘doing something for those less fortunate than ourselves’. That model raises money but it seldom changes much. We’re talking about changing the way we look at the world. There is nothing inevitable about premature male death. Services accessible to all, a population better informed. These would benefit everyone - rich and poor, young and old, male and female - and that’s what we’re campaigning for.
We’re not asking you to look at images of pity, we’re just asking you to look around at the society you live in, at the men you know and at the families with sons, fathers and grandads missing.
Here’s our fund-raising page - please chip in if you can.