If you or someone you know is in crisis, it is important to seek help immediately. No matter if you’re struggling with depression, substance use, relationship problems or family turmoil, free and confidential support is available. You are not alone and talking to someone could help save a life.
Crisis Hotline: 24/7/365: Dial “988” on your phone
Coleman Crisis Services: 24/7/365: Call (330) 452-6000
Crisis Text Line: Text “4hope” to 741-741
Mental health is a part of mental wellness and is extremely important. Men tend to have a more difficult time openly speaking about their mental health than women do. Use these mental health resources for men to learn how to communicate what you are feeling about your mental state.
Sometimes you might hear the terms mental wellness or mental health and think they mean the same thing. While they are connected, they actually mean two different things. What the difference? Mental Wellness is your overall mental wellbeing, and everyone has it! Mental wellness is when people can recognize their abilities, cope with typical stress, work and function well. In order to be mentally well, we have to take care of our minds just like we do the rest of our body. Just like we may get a cold, flu, or other temporary illness, sometimes our mental wellness struggles for a little while depending on life situations.
Sometimes, when you are struggling with mental wellness and things don’t seem to be getting better, it may be a sign that something more may be impacting your mental health. It may be a sign that some additional support may be needed and checking in with a professional could help. Just like going to see a doctor for high-blood pressure. They may suggest lifestyle changes like changing diet, exercising first to help, but they may also propose a maintenance medication to help keep you healthy.
Doing things that make you feel good, happy, or meaningful will increase your mental wellness, resulting in an increase in your mental health.
Sometimes life can feel overwhelming and we all experience it-stressful jobs, financial concerns, conflicts with partners, worries about kids, just to name a few. The difference with men is that society conditions men to be the “strong ones”, the ones that people lean on, but even the “strong ones” need someone to lean on.