* 37% of men are feeling worried or low.Linkkejä aiheesta: 1, 2, 3,
* Middle aged men are 7 times more likely than women to have suicidal thoughts.
* Only 23% of men would see their GP if they felt low for over a fortnight.
* Men were only half as likely to talk to friends about problems as women.
"The recession is clearly having a detrimental impact on the nation’s mental health but men in particular are struggling with the emotional impact. Being a breadwinner is something that is still crucial to the male psyche so if a man loses his job he loses a large part of his identity putting his mental wellbeing in jeopardy. The problem is that too many men wrongly believe that admitting mental distress makes them weak and this kind of self stigma can cost lives."
keskiviikkona, toukokuuta 13, 2009
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Recession puts mental health of men at risk: