One of the reasons I got into the mental health field was to raise awareness and address the stigma and taboos that come with talking about mental health, especially among blokes.
Did you know that suicide is still the biggest killer among Australian men aged under 45? On average, 4623 men took their lives over the past year. That’s 12 men everyday and 1 man every 2 hours! 41% of men who contemplated suicide felt that they could not talk about their feelings.
In my new job with my clients, one thing I always encourage them to do, is to talk. And I too, have learnt the same, because sometimes life is tough and things don’t always work out. Sometimes, no amount of positivity or inner zen can alleviate those moments. It’s okay to talk. It’s okay to not be okay. Reach out. There are people that care and people that can support you. And trust me, you are never alone.
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