For some reason, there are a lot of men who have an issue with going to therapy. Maybe its because therapy opens the conversation for men to talk about there feelings and in our society men having feelings is a sign of weakness. Although the definition of masculinity is changing, there is still a stigma against men going to therapy. We spoke with Dr. Sanam Hefeez and she provided us with 5 reasons why men should see a therapist.
“As the role of men in the workplace, in relationships, and in society has changed to more strongly reflect equality, some men who have long existed in a male-dominated environment may find it difficult to adjust to societal changes and may experience stress and frustration when certain attitudes or behaviors are challenged. Stress at one’s job, in familial relationships, or as a result of one’s pursuit of romantic relationships and intimacy may also lead a man to seek therapy. According to a recent Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) survey, over 14% of American men experience some type of mental health challenge, and more than 3% of men face serious mental health challenges.” Dr. Sanam Hefeez
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