Written By: Eric Tirrell, BA, Butler Hospital and Joshua Davis, Program Therapist, Butler Hospital on June 2, 2023
Mental health is a crucial part of our overall well-being, yet it remains a topic that is often misunderstood, stigmatized, and overlooked, especially for men. For far too long, men have been expected to suppress their emotions, to tough it out, to soldier on through difficult times. This resulted in a significant gap in our understanding of men's mental health needs and an alarming disparity in the rates of suicide, substance abuse, and other mental health issues among men.
By breaking down the walls of stigma and shame surrounding men's mental health, we can start addressing this critical issue with compassion, understanding, and empathy. Here we will explore the importance of men's mental health, the challenges men face when seeking help, and the available treatment options that can help them achieve greater emotional well-being and fulfillment.
Joshua Davis is a program therapist in the hospital’s Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Program.
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