As men, we are constantly bombarded by a society that is always telling us what a real man is, that a real man has it all together. But men’s health statistics paint a different picture.
Depression in men – the awareness within
Depression in Men leaves us feeling isolated and overwhelmed, shrouded in a state of hopelessness. Could reconnecting to our body and being more aware of our movements set us on the path out of this male depression?
Talking about suicide is a great start. Let's explore further.
Suicide is no longer the taboo topic it once was, and the problem of suicide, particularly amongst men, is now widely acknowledged, with a public campaign in full swing to encourage men to speak up. This is a great start, but what is really going on?
““Ten years ago I was burnt out and ready to leave the building industry: fast forward to the present and it’s like I am a new man. I actually feel like I am getting stronger every day, not just physically but within myself.””The Man is Not a Machine – Changing the Building Industry One Brick at a Time Read more
Bullying and suicide in construction – does building culture need to change?
Building industry culture encourages men to be hard, tough and strong. From the time men enter the industry as an apprentice, they often feel they have no choice but to enjoin this macho culture. Bullying is commonplace. Could this culture be contributing to the unusually high suicide rates in the building industry.