Mental Health Awareness Week: The five things men don’t talk about enough

To coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week, BBC Sport got five men to sit down together and discuss their issues with masculinity, depression, body image and expectations. 55% of men aged 18-24 feel as if crying makes them less masculine (YouGov 2018). 42% of men in heterosexual relationships think they should earn more than their partner (YouGov 2018). Among teenagers, 37% felt upset, and 31% felt ashamed in relation to their body image. Watch the video and follow the series on BBC. Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Week: The five things men don’t talk about enough

Bipolar Disorder

“One of the things that baffles me … is how there can be so much lingering stigma with regards to mental illness, specifically bipolar disorder. In my opinion, living with manic depression takes a tremendous amount of balls.” Carrie Fisher Did you know that bipolar is the fourth most-common mental health problem worldwide after depression, anxiety and schizophrenia? (x) Bipolar – sometimes known as manic depression – is a severe mental health illness characterised by significant mood swings including manic highs and depressive lows. Carrie Fisher had bipolar, she was diagnosed at 24 but she only accepted it when she … Continue reading Bipolar Disorder

May is mental health awareness month

May is mental health awareness month and I would like to take the opportunity to share stories, statistics, and just generally have some discussions on mental health, what it really means and how important it is. I believe the best way to start that, is me sharing my story and the reasons for this blog; Travel for mental health. Mental health is a really significant segment of my life but this wasn’t always true. A couple of years ago I struggled with depression and I regularly had anxiety attacks. However, I was totally unaware of both. I categorised my anxiety … Continue reading May is mental health awareness month