Body images pressure; media and society's portrayal of muscled and toned body as the ideal male body; genetic, psychological, and family influence; and athletic pursuits that require monitoring or controlling body weight are risk factors for eating disorders in men.
Yes, all of the aforementioned factors may predispose men to eating disorders.
When your male friend goes through a traumatic event, what do you do?
You have to be supportive of your friends; bottling up emotions is not good for anyone. What he should get is a listening ear and professional help, when needed.
As a man, having/admitting to having a mental illness makes you weak.
Mental illnesses, regardless of sex, shouldn't be seen as a sign of weakness. They are illnesses and should be taken as seriously as we take physical illnesses.
Eating Disorders only affect women.
24 to 40 per cent of people with eating disorders are males, examples of such disorders include bulimia, binge eating disorder, and anorexia.
Which of the following statements are true?
None of these statements are true. They are merely myths.
Men do not suffer from mental illness or have suicidal thoughts.
Although the prevalence of some mental illnesses in men is often lower, mental illnesses affect both men and women, and men are less likely to seek treatment than women.
It is girly for a man to cry.
Crying can most times be freeing; it is a good way of expressing emotions. It is healthy for our mind when we let out our feelings. Scientist also prove that shedding tears releases oxcytoxin which is the “feel good” hormone. So crying makes you feel better.
Men are not affected by stress.
Stress affects everyone. Most men actually do not manage stress well and can be susceptible to major depression and stress related health complications.
Men are not affected by anxiety disorders.
Anyone can suffer from anxiety disorders. It is not specific to any gender.
Men shouldn't speak openly about having mental illnesses/suicidal thoughts.
Mental illnesses and suicidal thoughts aren't shameful, and everyone should feel free to speak about them openly without fearing discrimination.