Mental Health Awareness Week 2016 on JOE
This week, May 16-22, is Mental Health Awareness Week 2016 (#MHAW16). Some 1 in 4 people in the UK will be affected by a mental health issue each year, with anxiety and depression being the most common problems.
The statistics around mental health in the UK, particularly for men, are startling.
For this reason, JOE has been publishing a series of stories, videos, and personal accounts to engage with and widen the discussion about men's mental health and relationships in the UK today. All of our pieces are collected here in this post.
Here's When I Reached Rock Bottom And How I Got Back Up, by Carl Anka
Sinead O'Connor, like all of us, deserves better https://t.co/y29qaIxVxu
— JOE (@JOE_co_uk) May 17, 2016
How Being Close Friends With Women Made Me The Man I Am Today, by Kevin Beirne.
How BoJack Horseman Helped Me Better Understand Depression, by Tom Victor
One of our readers, Johnny Sharples, shared with us this moving story about his brother's death:
What My Brother's Suicide Has Taught Me About Mental Health