Counselling for Men’s Wellness
“Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.”
Men’s mental wellness has not received nearly enough coverage. According to WHO, women are affected by depression more than men. However, men have 3-4 times the number of suicides compared with women. The leading contributing factor for suicide is depression. Only 30% of mental health users are males. Social norms dictate that men do not cry and men do not need help. There is a stigma associated with men talking about mental illness or any weaknesses or problems. As a result a lot of men suffer in silence. I’d like to change that. With modern media exposure, men are encouraged to seek help. Seeking help for mental illness is not a sign of weakness but of great awareness and wisdom. There is nothing wrong with men seeking help. It takes courage, strength, and wisdom to take the first step towards healing.
In addition, in Asian culture, the good of the family unit is more important that the individual good. I am Chinese and from Southeast Asia. I am particularly sensitive to and aware of the issues affecting men of Chinese descent.
I encourage you to reach out and get the help you need. The vast majority of individuals would benefit from professional counselling.
I offer counselling for men’s wellness, and I specialize in counselling for men. Please feel free to contact me and let me help you.