Studies have found that men often hide their own mental health issues and don’t want to ask for help. This makes them keep their feelings inside and feel alone, which can make mental health problems more likely.
Society tells men they should always be strong and tough, so they deal with stress and feelings in not-so-healthy ways. But if they’re in a place where they can talk openly and get support, they’re more likely to share their problems and get help. When a workplace understands what people need and what stresses them out, men are more likely to feel better about themselves and get the help they need.
By making it clear that men’s mental health matters and giving people ways to get help early on, bosses can make it easier for everyone to talk about mental health. But how can you tell if your workplace is like that? Here are seven things to look for:
In general, having a good workplace that looks out for men’s mental health highlights how important it is to promote talking openly, working together, being fair, having a good balance between work and personal life, chances to grow, fair pay, and a safe place to work. These things don’t just make the workplace better, they also make it easier for men to get help and make it less hard to talk about mental health.