MEN’S MENTAL HEALTH
10% of your purchase price will be donated to one of several charities that advocate for men’s mental health.
A poll of 21,000 American men by researchers at the National Center for Health Statistics, revealed that nearly 1 in 10 men reported experiencing some form of depression or anxiety, but less than half of those men sought treatment. Likewise, a survey commissioned by the Today Show revealed that 49% of men feel more depressed than they are willing to admit to the people in their life.
Plus, in the Black community, psychosocial coping, economic status, income, racism, discrimination, and microaggressions are all factors that contribute to even greater depression and depressive symptoms among Black men.
Unlike some men, I don’t feel any shame about seeking mental health help but, that said, that there have been times in my life when I didn’t even realize I was in mental distress until an external event forced me to become aware of it. It’s important to always keep an eye on what you’re feeling. Also, I do know men who are reluctant to consider therapy when things get difficult.
By supporting nonprofits that advocate for men’s mental health, I hope to encourage more men, especially Black men, to make therapy a consistent part of their health regimen.