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    Men's Mental Health

    Yes, if you are different you always have to fit in with the majority of the culture and society you are living within to be accepted even if you think they are wrong or you will always be an outsider. A bit like being a Brexit voter on SAUK!
    Posted Yesterday at 22:35 by indigo777 indigo777 is offline
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    Men's Mental Health

    I think what's wrong with our culture is that we aren't emotionally open. It's like we aren't allowed to feel certain things or think certain things,even though it's part of human nature. Idk how effective CBT can be, but I don't agree with trying to turn certain negative thoughts to positive ones as they are true or seem true. For example, someone who has always found it hard to make friends and is an easy target for bullies might feel they are unlikable and people wouldn't like them if they spoke to them. Rather than trying to tell them that thought is untrue, I think it would be better to help them be more socially presentable. Or try to understand why they may come across as unapproachable.
    Posted 21st April 2018 at 10:35 by mutedsoul mutedsoul is online now
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    Yeah, i'm alone, bored with life and stressed.

    I know the exact feeling, it really sucks.
    Posted 20th April 2018 at 19:43 by mutedsoul mutedsoul is online now
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    Men's Mental Health

    I think it is to our own disadvantage not to admit that men and women aren't equal in behaviours, expectations, thought processes and thinking, it's not my job to prove anything but I think it has been proven already.
    But, what I wanted to say though, is having been on this forum for few months now, I maybe have some understanding of the community dynamics and obviously there is so much more going on what we don't see, what people don't write about. What I mean, there are thousands of members, ok only the small fraction of them current users, but you hardly see any new posts in SA section, I understand the old members have read and said everything there is to the subject and then some, but how about the new ones, the young ones, the ones who can't or won't say anything - it is so important to get important issues, topics raised, so that maybe younger people can get help sooner. So the post like your might mean so much to somebody, even if it goes unanswered, if it reaches that one person at the right time, it can change their life.
    Posted 26th March 2018 at 20:44 by Thousandmiles Thousandmiles is offline
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    Men's Mental Health

    Yes, I saw the item on This Morning too.I thought about it but think when I mentioned once before that men and women are different in behaviour someone seemed to think it was an attack on women and actually accused me of hating women which is ridiculous as my best and only friend is female. I fully admit the vast majority of problems may be even worse for women but think that social anxiety is one condition where the difference in behaviour is more obvious as men are still expected to not be shy and far more likely to be ridiculed for being cowards or virgins.
    Posted 26th March 2018 at 19:47 by indigo777 indigo777 is offline
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    Men's Mental Health

    Why don't you post this in the main forum bit, I read this yesterday, kept thinking about it all day, very thought provoking; just seen an article about 'project 84' that's been talked about on This morning today. There is obviously a need to raise more awareness of this, it is beyond heartbreaking and shows that men do suffer in silence more and possibly need a different approach to how they deal with their feelings. One thing I learned from this forum is that it helps massively to know you are not alone in this life, you really aren't. There are people who care, are willing to help, listen, offer their time, but to reach someone they need to take the first step and ask for it.
    Posted 26th March 2018 at 15:32 by Thousandmiles Thousandmiles is offline
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    Men's Mental Health

    Yes, although CBT does appear to be hit and miss especially with the NHS. Many people on here have hated it. If the CBT just demands I go around making small talk to strangers and wonders why it wont work then I still think they haven't got a clue for many people.
    Posted 26th March 2018 at 12:30 by indigo777 indigo777 is offline
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    Men's Mental Health

    Good to read that these issues are being talked about. And that issues for men are being discussed, as in our society support and care tends to be mainly for women, men are expected to grin and bear these things. Not that I begrudge women any help of course. I do disagree with the CBT statements though - I am receiving it now and finding it very helpful.
    Posted 25th March 2018 at 20:30 by limey123 limey123 is offline

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