Salaried men and their mental health issues are very less spoken as we often talk about kids’ mental health, teenager’s mental health, how pandemic affecting senior’s mental health, and even how females of our family are getting affected and their problems related to mental health.
The question is why no one talk about the mental health issue of men? Why they themselves don’t want to speak about it? Answer could be “They don’t want to admit it as it’s not a macho thing.”
There are several reasons for these mental issues among men, education, unemployment, personal front but what we are going to discuss today is the mental health of salaried men.
What mental problems salaried men face?
He is earning good, a happy family, 7 figure salary…still does he have mental issues. Yes, he might be among those who are facing a mental problem. These are some responsibilities he is carrying which are unnoticed by many of us:
- Being an earning member of the family, they have a full set of responsibilities starting from taking care of everybody’s health to kid’s education.
- During this pandemic, the working style in cooperates, private companies, and the public sector changed and there is no set time limit for their work schedule.
- Expectations are extremely high at this point also, we talk about how females are more occupied with the household but the pressure on a male member who is an on work from home have more pressure to even work for home as he is not visiting office physically.
- He is the one who has to plan for all insurance, EMI’s, and monthly expenses.
- On-time submission of fees and other transactions are important which he could handle every month.
Well, yes, these are the responsibilities he is handling and so why the mental problem? Isn’t it his job to perform?
The issue is men tend not to be very vocal about their thoughts and hardly express their emotions and problems, and the biggest reason behind this is our parenting. We as a parent teach our boys not to show their emotions, don’t cry as “boys don’t cry” these lessons from life made them weaker to show emotional quotient which is extremely important.
There are many mistakes we do which can harm kids’ mental health watch what you teach your kids.
How to support them?
It’s difficult for men to open up their feelings but if you know someone you love, your spouse, brother, friend, and want to help them, there are some tips you should follow:
- Have honest and valuable conversation: Make them realise what may come you will be there to support them. Your simple approach can make them comfortable to share their mental problem and you could be one of the helping hand.
- Take a stand: If even after knowing their issue they are adamant and not ready to meet the consultant or doctor, take your stand and make sure you take them to visit for the medical help if needed at top most priority.
- Get the messenger: There are certain cases where your man might not feel comfortable talking to you, but always ready to seek an advice and listen to someone he admire. Get connected to that person, share your concern and let them connect to discuss.
Giving lectures or nagging for anything will make them more irritated and they will disconnect themselves. Stand by them and support them.
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