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作者:Juho Virtanen, 11年级
Mental 健康 is a critical issue that affects individuals of all genders, ages, and backgrounds. 然而, the way we approach and discuss mental 健康 can vary greatly depending on one's gender, 导致心理健康结果的差异. 
尽管男性和女性都有心理健康问题, research shows that the manifestation and impact of mental 健康 concerns can be different for each gender. 女性更有可能谈论她们的挣扎, 他们也更容易被诊断为抑郁症, while men are more likely to hide their struggles and not get help for them. The American Medical Association states: “While men are diagnosed with depression at half the rate of women, 他们死于自杀的频率是常人的3到4倍,,显示了性别之间的差异. 
造成这种情况的原因有很多. 尽管有一些变化, still too many men are expected to be self-reliant and are not encouraged enough to get help. Men may also be more likely to engage in risky behaviours such as substance abuse, 哪些会恶化心理健康问题. 
The stigma surrounding mental illness makes many men feel ashamed or embarrassed to admit that they are struggling and worry that seeking help will make them seem weak or vulnerable. 这种污名需要得到解决, and we need to create a culture that supports men in seeking the help they need. 
It's also important to recognize that mental 健康 issues can be caused by a range of factors, 包括工作或学校相关的压力, 关系问题和创伤. We need to address the root causes of these issues and provide access to prevent those causes and provide more support for the men. 
那么,我们能做些什么来支持男性的心理健康呢? 首先, we need to break down the stigma surrounding mental 健康 and encourage men to seek help when they need it. This means promoting awareness of the services that are available and normalizing conversations about mental 健康. 
Men's mental 健康 is a complex issue that we all have an opportunity to address. We need to create a culture where men feel safe and supported to open up about their struggles and where we can work together to support one another. 通过打破耻辱感, 提高意识,创建支持性社区, we can ensure that men have the help they need to thrive both mentally and physically.  
Check on your loved ones, friends and family, even teachers, and make sure they are doing well. 他们可能隐藏了一些你不知道的事情.