One Man’s Story of Suffering From Male Postnatal Depression

From the moment Mark found out his wife was pregnant, he longed to cradle his newborn child in his arms. But, when a midwife gently handed over his baby boy, Ethan, in the operating room, Mark was surprised to feel absolutely nothing. ‘It was like a stranger had come into my life,’ the former salesman from Bridgend, Wales tells ELLE UK. ‘I didn’t get that overwhelming feeling of love for my …

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Men much less likely to seek mental health help than women

Men are far less likely to seek medical support for a mental health problem than women, new figures reveal. A survey commissioned by the Mental Health Foundation found that not only are men far less likely than women to seek professional support, they are also less likely to disclose a mental health problem to friends and family. The YouGov survey, the largest of its kind, polling more than 2,500 people …

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What can you do for men’s health this Movember?

Movember is a global awareness month which shines a light on men’s health issues including mental health, prostate and testicular cancer. The campaign challenges participants to grow a moustache during the month of November and ask people to sponsor them or donate, with money going to research. Suicide prevention has been one of the key focuses of Movember since 2006, together with awareness of prostate and testicular cancer.  More than …

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