Let’s Talk About It

We’ve been dedicating our latest blogs to the boys to recognise the fact that it’s Men’s Health Week. So, what’s it all about?

Statistics reveal that more than 4,500 men take their own lives each year in the UK and it’s the leading cause of death in men under the age of 35. But why? It’s because many of you fell as are just not willing to talk about the things that are bothering you, whereas women will seek help if they’re feeling depressed.

The first thing to do in this situation is to open up. Talk to your best mate, your partner or a family member. If you’re not comfortable with that, see your GP instead. Remember, no one is going to judge you. The people who care will want to help. The old adage of ‘a problem shared is a problem halved’ really is true. Get those issues out of your head and put them on someone else’s shoulders for a bit. You’ll feel better just for doing that.

Once you’ve shared your thoughts, you need to start picking yourself back up again. There are lots of things you can do to feel good again. Be a social butterfly and arrange lots of catch-ups with friends, having a carefree chat and a laugh can work wonders.

Smile. Even if you don’t feel like it, smiling will make you feel better. If your smile is letting you down, try tooth whitening in London. This also gives you a bit of ‘you time’ to feel a bit pampered and special. Not only that, but having teeth whitening in London will make you look better and this will have the knock on effect of making you feel better.

Put your headphones in, turn the music up and hit the gym or go for a run. That hour of exercise will help you focus your mind on something different and help you escape the things that are bothering you.

For more information on teeth whitening in London, call 020 7439 0888. To find out more about dealing with depression and who to turn to, visit www.menshealthforum.org.uk.