“I’m still faced with some unhelpful stereotypes as a man suffering from depression – the idea that strong and silent is alluring/attractive, the ‘show no weakness’ bravado of heroes in our media.” – Phil service user
Men have lower levels of ‘common mental health problems’ then women, but are far more likely to take their own life, be alcohol or drug dependent, homeless or compulsorily detained as a psychiatric inpatient.
Mind in Harrow is committed to improving access for men to mental health support, either through our own services or campaigning and working with others. We welcome and encourage men to join our services.
4 in 5
suicides are men
For men under the age of 35
suicide is the biggest cause of death
Men have measurably lower access
to the social support of friends, relatives and community
of rough sleepers are men
of male prisoners suffer from 2 or more diagnosed mental health problems
more likely as a man to be detained and treated compulsorily as psychiatric inpatient