Battling the stereotypes surrounding men’s mental health

Battling the stereotypes surrounding men’s mental health According to the World Health Organisation, one in four people will be affected by mental health problems or neurological disorders at some point in their lives. However, globally, men are three times more likely to die by suicide than women. In fact, of the 5,583 suicides registered in

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Where are all the men in GP clinics?  My reflections on my mental health & experiences of men.

Where are all the men in GP clinics?  My reflections on my mental health & experiences of men. I’ve finished my clinic today.  Nearly every patient was female, and either wanted help for themselves, or was advocating for someone else. I only had one male patient. As usual about half of the clinic related to

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Which is best? – Lifestyle verses conventional medicine for Mental Health.

Which works best? People with mental health problems rightly seek help, and often approach their GP as part of this.  It’s thought that 90% of mental health issues are dealt with in primary care.  In a typical GP clinic about 40% of the appointments can have a mental health component , although I feel in

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Why solitude is good for us

I’ve recently been reading a fascinating book – Solitude by Michael Harris It really made me stop and think about why I thought it was important to be connected to others all the time, and perhaps why I found that difficult sometimes. I’ve written a short summary of the book, considering what isolation is, why

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