Who’s on the podcast?
In this episode of the podcast Jo talks to Kev Cullinan who, as well as being a huge advocate for yoga and passionate about his music, has also struggled with his mental health.
What’s the topic?
Whilst there is increasing awareness surrounding male mental health, there are still pervading views in society that men “should be strong” and “shouldn’t show emotion” which only serve to isolate men further and increase their risk of suffering in silence.
On the Mental Health Foundation website it’s reported by the Office for National Statistics that there were 5,821 suicides recorded in Great Britain in 2017, and 75% were male. Furthermore, suicide is the most common cause of death in men aged 20-49 years’ old in England and Wales.
Kev discusses his struggles with anxiety and depression, and about his journey into developing ways of managing his mental health.
In this episode we talk about:
- What it means to be a male with mental health difficulties
- Kev’s experiences in disclosing his problems to mental health professionals
- The coping skills and strategies that Kev uses to help manage his mental health
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