👇 Copied from the succinctly well written post from last year.

If you, as a man, or, really, as a person, feel like the world is too heavy to carry on your own shoulders, talk with someone! Your family, your co-worker, some random guy on the internet; anyone! It doesn't even matter much if they do actually care. Just talk your heart and mind out if you need to do so.

Silence kills more than words can ever do.

Happy Men's Mental Health month!



❦ Generous Gifts for the month ❦



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Did you know June is Men's Mental Health month? :)

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A what now??😯
Obviously...I had been waiting for someone to post about it!😤
Its not about a date for me, Im a humanist! I care for all always🫂🌏
🥔🥔Im just a humble Starch enthusiast🥔🥔

If somebody needs someone to talk, I'm a good listener! I always have been keeping everything to myself until not so long ago, and it truly makes the difference. It's really hard to open yourself at the beginning, but you'll feel like finally dropping a backpack full of stones <3

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Finally mustered enough courage to seek therapy, had a nice 'unloading a ton of mental burden' kind of a 1st session.
But then the therapist says she has a vacation in place, which means the next we meet will be in July :(

Which got me googling and learning about things and led me eventually to this nice website. I will be checking out the easy peasy looking free course in the mean time, perhaps making an effort to regulate my screen time. Thought i'll share it with you folks, incase 1 of you feels interested enough to try their hand at it.

Until then, here's a nice and apt game as fuel for this post

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Cool website, thanks for the recommendation. I'm gonna check it out more in depth. Been through a rough breakup and my mental health has not been very good.

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It's good that you had a productive first session and that it help you unload.
July is not too far away. Googling for things is a good way to pass the time.
I have learnt so much about anxiety that my therapist wants me to help her write a beginner's guide for her class lol

Keep going, it helps.

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Thank you for it. ♥

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Bump <3

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i didn't know about this, thanks for sharing ❤️

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im not a good listener anymore, but had been for ages and with that awesome vibe you feel while helping someone.

i also don't think there's a perfect brain, around here and around this known universe.
so, when you're feeling the maddest of all scientists, or just sick, do think (with your own brain) about the fact we little know what really happens up there :P

you, OP, have aaall my support on this!

🖤

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Happy Men's Mental Health Month!

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based, i love men

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That was unexpected

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it's straight thoo~

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Thanks for sharing! I'm glad therapy helped you, and hope it continues to help. Bump ~

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Some of us more than others

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I don't know if it's a happy occasion but it's very definitely worth marking and amping up
Very little is made of it, which really shows how much it is needed.

We live in a culture that sadly still sees (and portrays) men having emotions as a weakness and teaches that to boys growing up, telling them that's what makes the difference between "real men" and <insert demeaning abusive word here>.
Anger is still too often portrayed in the media as the only acceptable form of emotion a "real man" is allowed to display and for many, it leads to a sort of emotional displacement where anger is just substituted to everything else.

Emotions are meant to be felt and released, all of them. Don't bottle your emotions, especially not the pain.

If you are not sure who in your life you can trust enough to share them with, call a helpline, find a chat group online, seek professional help.

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Yes, sometimes talking can help someone, give a different perspective, advice, etc, but sometimes things are just unchangeable while you are seeking certain changes, and you can talk with someone tiil your blue in the face with no results, when you know your own problems, but don't have the tools to change them.

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Id like to believe that is where meeting a professional with a doctorate works wonders. As they will help us get acquainted with the tools needed to overcome our internal struggle/resistance. Example: CBT.

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You haven't met mine, where you already getting enough stress just to chase after your meds pretty much each month.
First shrink was during corona, never met him (which is even against the rules) he was like what med do you want now, and now? It's that i am well educated and that i had ideas, but it's not how it works THEY need to come with suggestions, advice etc.
Like my current now, i haven't heard him give one proper advice either, and i have to come up with stuff like hypnosis, but what i already kinda figured since it's alternative, it's not gonna get covered by insurance, so basically out of options.
Same as a phsyical issue i got, after a procedure in march even got worse, and basically they are now like you just live with it, but with my germphobia (which was my ininital thing to go to a shrink) i just can't, there might be 1 treatment, but also not covered, and if i knew it would work 100% i can figure something out, but it's not even a guarantee.

We can change general doctors as much as we want, but with mental healthcare there are a big shortage of people, some even have to wait 2-3 years to get help, and i just can't simply get someone else, beside i just need and hoped on hypnosis right now.

Things might also differ very much per country.

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Wow that's intense.
From my initial search, healthcare here demarcates a distinction between Psychiatry and Psychotherapy in general. And from googling and personal experience of going to a govt facility for help. I drew the conclusion that visiting a psychotherapist (private sector) would be the best for me. There are no drugs involved, but we try to learn about the source of why one feels the way they do, accompanied by learning how to implement life changes. That idea appealed to me, the fact that Im in control of it all!
I mean I'm not against the idea of meeting a Psychiatrist, but I would rather come to that conclusion after failing therapy that i need Mind altering drugs to help me further along with therapy.

Im not sure what would be the ideal solution for you, but I hope it doesn't take too long to arrive at one that is best for you🫂

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Well the ending of my phsyical ailment(s) would be a step towards a better mental health, it's a circle.

Anyway thank you, and the best to you too.

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I love the message behind "silence is more deadly than words". Talking to someone always helps, someone stranger, someone more familiar. I hope everyone takes good care of themselves and has a great summer ❤️

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Unfortunately summer is only for one half of the globe…

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Oh, well, slight miscalculation

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I didn't know about this month, thank you for raising our awareness, especially for the men suffering from work harassement or overload or dangerous conditions who don't have a sympathetic ear. Also wish you a great recovery.

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As a man who once publicly expressed my curiosity about a fact and supported it with valid data, and then, I got a ridiculous provocative comment like "emotionally damaged much?", I strongly support all those well-hidden sociopaths who keep projecting their behavioral disabilities (or mental health problems) to -random- others.

To all those people then, have a big hug and get well soon! ✌ 🍰

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Talk good. Improve wellbeing immensely.

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true.

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Have a "manly" giveaway to add to your main post.

[Warhammer 40k: Battlesector](https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/1sfot/warhammer-40000-battlesector)

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TY very much! Added!

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Thanks a lot Caio! Added💖

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Didn't know this was a thing. If youaare struggling out there like me, please stay safe and work on your personal life.

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Just from my own experience, everyone has to find their own place in the world. Ultimately you have to do that yourself, and in a way that you're happy with. Seeking help is perfectly fine, and that can help some people, but what it comes down to is you being comfortable with the path you've chosen. One size does not fit all.

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This is a really important topic and I don't want it to get lost here (so I'm bringing it up delicately)
Mental health and your feelings are just as important as anything else. It is very painful to see that human society still suppresses the emotions of men, this is absolutely wrong and causes a lot of obvious problems as a consequence. I just hope that the world will start to change in this good way too.

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Check in with your friends

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tX8TgVR33KM

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It's really comforting to know how supportive this community is. Hope everyone is doing well, mentally and otherwise.

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Thanks again for Woofenstein!

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A small thing to contribute level 2, ends on 25/06

Just wanted to say this is a difficult topic for me as my father (who passed long ago) was afflicted by a mental illness..

Won't enter into details, but.....tough moments. Real tough moments.

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Very sorry for your loss, but thank you for sharing with us. Losing a loved one is truly painful.

Thanks for the GA as well, added.

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