Men’s Mental Health
84 men in the UK take their own lives every week. Hard to comprehend?
Last week I was made aware of a young man in my local area who committed suicide recently. I also know of another gentleman who passed away in recent months. If I know of two then there will be many others like me aware of this problem. It certainly highlights the figures above.
Please see the link below that you can copy and paste into your browser. Many male celebrities highlighting the issue.
Am I covered Privately?
If you have a private medical insurance policy whether paid for privately by yourself, or you have it through a company benefit, you may have access to mental health support. Check the details of your plan to see if mental health or psychiatric services are mentioned as part of your benefits. If you are unsure lets us help. We would be happy to look at the wording and advise if you do not feel able to ask your employer.
You may not feel that you wish to discuss your mental health with work colleagues or friends and relatives. Your private medical insurance provider will be able to help. Or see your local GP or ring the Samaritans. There is help available and you can get better.
Samaritans is available round the clock, every single day of the year. They provide a safe place for anyone struggling to cope, whoever they are, however they feel, whatever life has done to them. Please call 116 123 email email@example.com, or visit samaritans.org to find details of the nearest branch.