Blog Profiles: Men’s Mental Health Blogs

Welcome to Blog Profiles! Each week, we select a topic and handful of blogs that do a great job contributing to the conversation. This week, we’re recognizing a few men’s mental health blogs that are great resources. Do you have a blog that deserves recognition? Tweet our writers at @BeyondBylines.

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Mental health is an important topic for everyone but rarely is it seen as socially acceptable for men to explore their emotions or to be open about their mental health. As we progress as a society, it’s become more acceptable for men to speak up, but most of the work is put on them to explore this part of themselves.

Although it takes the collective to make significant change, there are many wonderful resources to be explored in the meantime. These men’s mental health blogs are a few such resources.

1. Talking About Men’s Health

The Talking About Men’s Health blog covers a variety of topics but the mental health portion of the blog really takes a deep dive. Covering everything from anxiety to suicide, the posts provide detailed insight for those struggling with these issues or for their loved ones.

What I personally enjoy about this particular resource is that each topic looks at the issue at hand in an intersectional way. This is important because although many men’s experiences might be similar, there is a spectrum of experiences within each struggle.

Here are a couple great reads: A Worried Mind: COVID-19 Wreaks Havoc on Men’s Health and Research tests benefits of matching addiction patients to treatment options.

Follow @TAMHBlog on Twitter.

2. MenAlive

The MenAlive blog made the list for me because it dares to address an issue that many people want to avoid discussing: male anger. Anger can be such a violent and scary emotion but what isn’t usually addressed is that, besides fear, it’s the easiest emotion to default to.

Men are also socially conditioned to not express emotions unless it’s via anger. MenAlive has some great posts about how anger arrests the development of meaningful relationships.

A couple relevant reads: Femicide and Male Anger: The Silent Epidemic Few Dare to Address and The 5 Stages of Love: Why Too Many Stop at Stage 3

Follow @MenAliveNow on Twitter.

3. Manly Wellness

The Manly Wellness blog is run with support from Hims, a telehealth service. I mention the telehealth portion as many men can believe that it’s taboo to ask for help. Reaching out to professionals can often feel like a process full of hurdles, but it’s important to get the assistance one needs to get better.

Manly Wellness is a resource that gives power back to the reader by guiding them to reach out for help. Seeking help is a sign of strength, not weakness.

I recommend reading How Does OCD Affect Men? and How To Get Out Of A Rut.

Follow @wearHIMS on Twitter.

4. Genomind

The Genomind site is a mental health resource for all people with portions of the site dedicated to men’s health. Genomind highlights topics and then routes you in the right direction to initiate treatment.

We all know that the first step is admitting we have a problem but that is just the beginning. It’s important that as men we take the initiative to not only be better for ourselves but for the people we care about the most.

Check out these posts: Understanding Anxiety Disorders in Men and 3 Signs of Depression in Men.

Follow @genomind on Twitter.

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