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.
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:
02 Emotional & Behavioural
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.
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.
From friendly mentorship to intervention, drop us a line to go through the options and make sure you’re getting the support you need.
Learn practical tools to improve your wellbeing and get more out of life.
Feelings and emotions are complicated. Let us help you untangle them so you can feel better.