Times are changing and the old stigma attached to mental health problems is finally dying – and not before time.
New research from the leading mental health charity Mind shows that men are much less likely than women to seek help for a mental health condition, making them doubly at risk of problems with mental health such as depression, anxiety and stress. Suicide remains the biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK.
No one would dream of telling a diabetic to pull themselves together and just make more insulin, and it’s the same with mental health conditions – they are illnesses that in many cases require treatment.
There may be an underlying biochemical problem that can be addressed with nutritional strategies which can help to improve conditions and quality of life. In fact in some conditions, a few simple diet and lifestyle changes can make a huge difference. Nutritional support can also be utilised alongside conventional treatment.