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Highlighting mens mental health during Mens Health Awareness Month [Video]

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MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) – In honor of Men’s Health month this June, we’re highlighting one aspect of men’s health that experts say is often overlooked — their mental health.

Dr. Kevin Michaels discusses the issue more, starting out mentioning some starling statistics, “One out of every five men have some type of anxiety disorder that may go undiagnosed and … are three and a half more times likely to commit suicide than women. … suicide is like the seventh leading cause of death out there. And so it’s really important to address these things.”

One of the significant barriers men face in addressing their mental health is the fear of judgment and a lack of awareness.

To address these challenges, Dr. Michaels advocates for open communication.

“Talking with a friend helps boost one’s mental health,” said Dr. Michaels. “Talking with religious leaders or clergy helps a person so they can get resources …

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