Young Men's Mental Health

Why focus on young men's mental health?

Everyone has mental health and can experience mental illness regardless of their gender. That’s why having conversations about mental health in general is really important, but is also important to talk about how mental health problems can affect different types of people differently – whether that’s because of race, sexuality, disability, or in this case gender. Explore some of the statistics and information below to understand why focusing on men’s mental health is important.

40% of men won’t talk about their mental health

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"Boys don't cry"

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"Man up"

Hate crimes’ are crimes committed against people because of their race, sexuality, religion, gender identity or disability. LGBT+ people are at a greater risk of experiencing hate crime compared to heterosexual people. 
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75% of suicide deaths are men & suicide is the biggest killer of men under 45

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Men speak up about mental health

Watch this video to see how being gay has affected Ollie Alexander (actor & lead singer of the band Year & Years).

To hear more personal experiences of LGBT+ people’s experiences of the relationship between their sexuality and mental health visit:
https://www.time-to-change.org.uk/category/blog/lgbtq

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Support for Young Men

All the support services linked on the homepage of this website () can help you if you are struggling with your mental health. As well as the services on the homepage here are some extra services and resources with specific advice for young men which could help you or a friend:

CALM – www.thecalmzone.net

Young Dads: caring for your mental health – The Mix