The statistics on men’s health and wellbeing tell us that men are really struggling with their health and getting support for it; however, we are not yet willing to discuss it openly in our communities.
To talk about our health and what is going on in our bodies as men requires an honest look at how caring we have been with ourselves and others in our life. As men we are naturally deeply caring and sensitive, and ill-health and poor wellbeing stems from the shutting down of our innate tenderness, sensitivity and care. To discuss our health means we need to look at this fact. Perhaps this is the reason we are so reluctant to discuss our health and our bodies.
Encouraging men to talk about their health has the potential to improve their physical or mental outcomes, while at the same time it can unlock the feelings and sensitivities around what has led them to their condition.