Boys need better access to mental health care. Why aren’t they getting it?

CATEGORIES: Web Page, MENTAL and EMOTIONAL HEALTH, Wilma, Approved-Prior2021Sept13, Newspaper Article, Depression, Emotional Health, Mental Illness , FAMILY, Family Life, Children, Parenting, Teens, Ready

AUTHOR(s): Compton, Julie


A recent national survey found that a third of boys thought society expects them to “be a man” and “suck it up” when they feel sad or scared. Another third said they believed they should “hide or suppress their feelings when they feel sad or scared.” About half of boys polled said “they want to learn more about having the ‘right to feel any way you want.’” Depression is on the rise across the U.S., and young men may be shouldering the brunt of the despair associated with a lack of close friendships.

Note: this is from 2018

By: Julie Compton

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TAGS: depression mental health of children & teens stigma about mental health suicide


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