[Men and Mental Health] Why It is More Important To Open Up Than “Man Up.”
Societal expectation and traditional gender stereotypes can play a toxic role in our mental and emotional health. Because of this, men are less likely to talk about things and seek help for their mental health problems. Men are often expected to be breadwinners, to be strong, dominant, and in control. While these are not inherently bad things, these set of expectations make it harder for them to reach out for help and to open-up.