Hey, guys! Let’s talk about the male mental health stigma in Singapore and across the world. For far too long, we’ve been taught to ignore issues and turn to unhealthy coping mechanisms. We’ve been given the idea that there is no support network for us — and it’s literally killing us.
Without men’s mental health support systems in place, guys around the globe turn to alcoholism, drug abuse, and suicide. Men are less likely to get mental health help and, across the globe, men are twice as likely to kill themselves. The same is true at the doctor’s office. Men are less likely to see a doctor for medical issues, and it’s affecting our physical and mental health. But we can change that.
Men’s mental health in Singapore is in the hands of some of the world’s foremost professionals. Singapore is an international model for mental health and it is time for everyone to take advantage of it.
Let’s stop perpetuating dangerous stigmas and dive into men’s mental health issues.
Here’s everything you need to know about men and mental health treatment.
What are common mental health issues in men?
Did you know nearly 14% of people in Singapore will suffer from a mood disorder at some point in their lives? Men are certainly not exempt from these statistics. Men commonly suffer from depression but it’s often missed. While men are four times more likely to die from suicide, they are half as likely to be diagnosed with depression. This comes down to the fact that men often hesitate to see a doctor and can often be misdiagnosed.
While we often think of symbols of sadness and hopelessness when it comes to depression, men can exhibit the signs of depression in different ways. For example, it is common for men to become aggressive, irritable, and violent. They may turn to substance abuse or other risky behaviours. The substance abuse aspect is particularly important and widely seen as an effect of self-medicating in the absence of proper care. Issues like this don’t just exasperate mental health issues but create a host of physical health issues.
What are the signs of mental illness in men?
Signs of mental illness in men are often missed because they may not look the way that they expect. If you are concerned about your mental health or the wellness of someone you love, look at a few of the following symptoms:
- Aggressive behaviour
- Substance abuse
- High-risk activities
- Chronic headaches
- Chronic stomach aches
- Trouble concentrating
- Sudden weight loss or gain
- Persistent Fatigue
- Obsessive thinking
How can men take care of their mental health?
Across all fields of medicine, we have one message for men around the world: Don’t wait! Make an appointment for preventative care and treatment. None of us are an expert in every field, and there is no shame in working together. Going to a professional specialized in depression counselling is not a point of shame. In fact, it is very much the opposite.
Getting an expert to do what it is they do best is a smart move. Would you try to do a root canal on your own tooth rather than go to a dentist? Would you put on your own amateur play in your living room rather than watch a professional actor in the cinema? To have the best of the best, we need teams where everyone is using their expertise and offering their best.
To have your best health, rely on your doctor’s expertise. Whether it is your physical health or mental health, you deserve the best.
Why men’s mental health is important
All too often men suffer in silence. Women complain that their husbands are not expressive or supportive while men feel society has trained them to be stoic. Though we’ve been conditioned to believe this stoicism is the best way, it pushes men to bottle up their options and live without an emotional outlet.
Talking to a professional helps men feel supported and less alone. It improves relationships while reducing anger and aggression. As men find ways to express themselves, they not only help themselves but also improve the lives of everyone around them.
Improving men’s physical and mental health
Here at A Kind Place, we believe that men’s health is one of the most important issues in the world. From mental health to physical health, our guys deserve the best. That’s why we have partnered with SIRE, for men who want easy online help with common issues. This Singapore Telemedicine Service is on a mission to simplify men’s health.
SIRE’s core focus is on three key things: erectile dysfunction medication, premature ejaculation medication, and hair loss medication in Singapore. Everything is 100% online. No awkward doctor visits. No uncomfortable exams. We have all been there and felt it, both male and female. Whether you are 15 or 50, changes in your body affect your mental health. That is why we believe in holistic and thoughtful treatments. This is another one of the reasons why we offer online therapy as well.
Online Therapy Options in Singapore
Want to solve all of your problems with the touch of a button? Online mental health services are the closest you’ll come to a dream come true. The mental health professionals here at A Kind Place understand that not everyone is thrilled to leave work and continue commuting to a therapist’s office. We all have busy schedules and some things are just easier online.
A lot of people delay therapy because it seems so uncomfortable to sit in a room with someone and tell your innermost secrets. If one of the reasons you have delayed getting mental health is because you think you’re not going to enjoy it, you may want to reconsider. Modern online therapy is a great solution.
Not only do we offer online and in-home services that’ll save you the commute, but we also let you chat before you commit. We have a diverse group of clinical psychologists, counsellors, and hypnotherapists on our staff. You can get to know our team, and then schedule a quick and free 15-minute chat with any one of them. This will give you a sense of each person’s style then you can choose and decide if you are comfortable in working with the therapist.
How to Get Started with Therapy in Singapore
Ready to start a life-change journey toward better mental health? You have come to the right place. Our team at A Kind Place isare ready to put you on the path to giving you the tools that you need to meet your goal.
To get started on your journey, just send an email to email@example.com or start chatting with us on WhatsApp right now. If you are looking for any kind of assistance, including professional psychologists and counsellors in Singapore, counselling for men, anxiety counselling, grief therapy, couples therapy, hypnotherapy or corporate wellness services, talk to us today!