Help Men Help Themselves

Helping Men 101

Men struggle to express their feelings, leaving their loved ones in the dark when they’re suffering. We can help you suggest they get some help and teach you how to do it without getting hurt.

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1.800.784.2433

Worried About Someone?

It’s typical for men to not understand the feelings they’re experiencing, and this can create an array of problems that manifest in an even-broader spectrum of behaviours. If you are worried about someone and recognize these signals, you can direct men towards more productive ways to manage their feelings or their situations.

That’s where you come in. As a lover, friend, or family member, you’re the one who sees them in a way no-one else can and helping often falls on you first. But offering assistance can come at its own cost and your expense. What you think is helpful might be seen as a hindrance and lead to you getting punished or hurt.

Figuring out what help looks like is an important task. If you’re worried about someone in your life, getting the right support for them can make a huge difference helping them to be happier, healthier and more productive so they can experience life better.

Signs That Someone Needs Help

Trying to tell the difference between what’s a normal reaction to everyday stress versus the signs of a guy needing mental health support isn’t always straightforward. Each issue has its own symptoms, but there are some common signs amongst men that could signal they need help:

01 Physical

  • Changes in appetite or weight
  • Poor sleeping habits, fatigue
  • Chronic aches & pains
  • Ailments with no known causes
  • Looking drained or tired
  • Sudden change in appearance

02 Emotional & Behavioural

  • Withdraw from social activities
  • Become isolated, spend time alone
  • Lose interest in favourite things
  • Expressing hopelessness
  • Extreme mood changes
  • Alcohol or drug abuse

How We Can Help

We don’t think men need to go to counselling forever, but we do believe they need to evolve by developing their mental strength. We work with men to understand what’s holding them back so they can develop into their full potential.

By giving them a concrete plan with practical advice and clear goals, we help them improve and manage their mental health so they can get back to being a better partner, son, dad, and human being in general.

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How Can You Help

The road to hell is paved with good intentions. What you intend to do – get someone help – may be perceived you running interference in his private life. So, how can you encourage a guy to get help without irritating him?

Don’t deliver an ultimatum.

That can lead to a power struggle and increase his likelihood to say no outright. Instead, highlight how you notice he's suffering and therapy can help them find joy again.

Talk about you.

Tell him about how you’re worrying and not sleeping. Understand that there’s more going on with him than what you can see, and be compassionate.

Don’t diagnosis him.

Leave that to the experts. Instead, just let him know that you’ve noticed some changes and that you’re concerned.

Focus on solutions

Show him some research about the effectiveness of treatment and normalize it with statistics.

Trust us, we can help.

We have a track record of helping guys who don’t want help.

From friendly mentorship to intervention, drop us a line to go through the options and make sure you’re getting the support you need.

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