February 10, 2024 David Ryan

Men’s Mental Health – When Men Are Lost

"Throughout history, there have been many different and even divergent answers to the question of what a man might be."

Michael Meade

Men’s mental health is often stigmatised. In the video below*, Michael Meade, the renowned storyteller, author, and scholar of mythology, anthropology, and psychology, talks about the ways in which many young men today face challenges in relating to women.

This is often due to societal pressures, conflicting gender norms, and a lack of communication skills. In a digital age where social interaction can be superficial, genuine connections can be scarce. Many young men find themselves lacking close friendships, leading to feelings of isolation and loneliness. Without a support network, navigating relationships can be even more daunting. Moreover, a lack of clear long-term goals can add to a sense of aimlessness and frustration, stunting personal growth and fulfilment. Addressing these issues requires fostering empathy, building meaningful connections, and setting achievable goals.

Encouraging open dialogue, promoting mental health education, and providing accessible resources tailored to men’s needs can play a pivotal role in fostering healthier outcomes and breaking down barriers to care. By prioritizing men’s mental health, we can contribute to building stronger, more resilient communities where everyone feels empowered to prioritize their well-being.

Please contact me if the topic of men’s mental health resonates with you, and you would like me to offer you therapeutic support, so you can successfully overcome the challenges you are currently facing as a man.

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* Gratefully sourced from the Michael Meade Mosaic Voices YouTube channel.