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The Silent Stigma of Men’s Mental Health

The Silent Stigma of Men’s Mental Health

Did you know…

More than 4 times as many men than women die by suicide in the United States?

 

According to the Movember Foundation, 1 in 4 adults in the United Stated will experience a mental health problem in a given year. Additionally, they state that 3 out of 4 suicides are men. Why are men more at risk for suicide? Are we doing enough to provide resources for men that need help?

Truth is, when men experience feelings of stress, sadness or depression, they are less likely to find a way to deal with their emotions rather than address them head on. Women tend to confide in others and find outlets that allow them to cope with their feelings, such as seeking out mental health or speaking to a family member or a friend. Men have the preconceived notion that seeking help may make them seem weak or vulnerable. There is a stigma around being a man that they are unable to shake: that mental health does not affect them.

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In addition to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-8255, there are resources that men can seek out if they are feeling depressed or suicidal. Mentalhealth.org is a resource for anyone that is seeking out help or would like more information regarding a suicidal loved one. Youth.gov is a youth-centered resource that provides information regarding suicide prevention and resources for suicidal individuals.

More specifically, the Movember Foundation has created a resource for men called Heads Up Guys (headsupguys.org) that provides tips on how to deal with depression, how to take action or fight against depression and what to do if a loved one of your is experiencing depression or suicidal thoughts. They state that common symptoms of depression in men may be:

-Physical pain such as headaches, problems sleeping, sexual dysfunction or digestive issues.

-Increased anger including irritability, road-rage, losing their temper easily, verbally and physically abusing others.

-Reckless behavior including dangerous activities, reckless driving, using drugs or drinking more often.

The Movember Foundation, through Heads Up Guys, provides many resources that men can utilize if they are feeling depressed or having suicidal thoughts. They are dedicated to showing that asking for help is not a sign of weakness, but rather a sign of strength to take their mental health into their own hands.

During the month of November, the Movember Foundation encourages men to grow out their mustaches in efforts to spark conversation about men’s health. They encourage men to seek out professional help for preventative care and to address medical conditions, whether that be physical or mental.

Do you want to be a part of the fight for men’s health? Join 24 Hour Home Care and the Movember Foundation today by clicking here!

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Reviewer: Patricia
Patricia 2020-09-18 via Google
I like working for 24hr home care because they allow me to have a flexible schedule and I can take advantage of how far away from home I'd like to travel for work.
Reviewer: Liliana D
Liliana D 2020-09-18 via Google
Improving getting better and better really listen to our voice send us a recognition letter congratulating us as frontline workers, send us a little gift for our performance, send us an gift certificate from amazon for school supplies pack of $30 dollars for our children looking forward for more improvements feels good to be recognize as a great frontline worker helps us get more motivated afterall thats going on. Ive never got anything or a congratulations from them ever its the first time in the 3 years ive work with them and today they call me to say happy bday i feel special. Thank you 24hr homecare
Reviewer: Tatyana
Tatyana 2020-09-18 via Google
Pros: It’s nice working here. With this agency, you have a very flexible schedule. There are a lot of 4-5 hour shifts, although they do offer overnight shifts as well from 8 hours, maybe 12. You can qualify for employee benefits after 1 year of working here. They have “emergency rate” wages as well, these are last minute shifts that can raise from $1-5 an hour; if they hired you at $14hr and they give you an (e-rate) emergency rate then it’ll probably be from $15, $16, $17+ depending on the case. Traveling is required and they did have a virtual interview with me. They have employees working 24 hours if you decide to call them. They use the CC-Go app to clock in and clock out. They also give you a link to a corporate perks website that will give you discounts on phones, plane tickets, hotels ect. Cons: Communication with the office/managers can be difficult at times because when you call, anyone/random person can answer. My personal recommendation as a company request for employee(s): Sending each caregiver a “care package” in a ziplock bag with gloves, masks, hand sanitizer, ect. in case a facility or client doesn’t have the supplies needed. Having these “care packages” would help the company prevent any further sicknesses when dealing with urination and bowel movements if anything were to happen.
Reviewer: Samantha
Samantha 2020-09-13 via Google
Highly recommend!
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Samantha 2020-09-13 via Google
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Reviewer: Samantha
Samantha 2020-09-13 via Google
Great company! Highly recommend.
Reviewer: CAROL
CAROL 2020-08-01 via Google
I LOVE BEING ON CALL THRU THE WEEK MAKE MORE MONEY, WORK WHEN YOU WANT. LOVE LOVE LOVE 24 HR AND ALL THE STAFFERS THERE THE BEST.
Reviewer: Laura
Laura 2020-06-12 via Google
Our care givers are loving, friendly and devoted. They are family! Thank you for being here for us.
Reviewer: Richard
Richard 2020-06-09 via Google
Our Care-giver Mudrakat is a blessing for us, with a big heart, and a very professional approach and skills - she will go far...
Reviewer: Raul
Raul 2020-05-28 via Google
Great place to work for!

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