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Men reluctant to tell partners if they have mental health problems

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A report published by Leeds Metropolitan University and commissioned by the Movember Foundation, reports that under 30% of men would tell partners if they had mental health worries.

The figures were revealed as part of a new study into how men and women cope with mental health problems, ahead of next month’s annual Movember fund raising campaign.

Also surprisingly the report stated that 79 per cent of men wouldn’t ask their boss for time off work if they were suffering with a mental health condition and worringly over 25% would turn to Google rather than friends and family for advice.

The report states that whilst there is no significant difference between the numbers of men and women experiencing mental health problems, 75% of all suicides in the UK are men.

Paul Farmer, Chief Executive of mental health charity, Mind, said: “Our own research showed that almost a third of men would be embarrassed about seeking help for a mental health problem.

“Less than a quarter would visit their GP if they felt down for more than two weeks, in comparison to a third of women. As suicide is the biggest killer for men under the age of 35, it’s especially important they do not suffer in silence.”

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