'Face It': A safe space for men and boys to talk openly about mental health
Men are less likely to seek out and receive treatment for mental health concerns, according to the National Institute of Mental Health.
And that can have horrible consequences. Though men are less likely to attempt suicide than women, they are much more likely to die when they do.
Experts say that many men and boys don’t talk openly about their struggles, and that makes it hard for them to seek help.
MPR News host Angela Davis talks with two mental health professionals who work closely with men and boys.
Brandon Jones is the executive director of the Minnesota Association for Children's Mental Health. He is also a therapist and the owner of the business Jegna Consulting.
Bill Dehkes is the co-founder and chief operating officer of Face it Foundation, a non-profit that offers free, peer-support groups for men struggling with depression, anxiety, thoughts of suicide and general challenges.
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