Statistics show that men are four times more likely to attempt suicide than women, and yet fairly little is done to try and encourage men to seek help. Men are also more prone to suffering from addictions. Gay men are even more likely to experience problems, and 4.3 times more likely to attempt suicide than a straight man.
Due to social stigmas, men are often more unwilling to talk and open than women, and believe they should express emotions such as anger than discuss emotions. this results in them downplaying any potential symptoms that could develop into a mental health illness.
It’s hoped that new initiatives, such as the Time To Change project, will help deal with men’s mental health more effectively.