T͟h͟i͟s͟ ͟p͟o͟s͟t͟ ͟i͟s͟ ͟f͟o͟r͟ ͟a͟n͟y͟o͟n͟e͟ ͟a͟n͟d͟ ͟e͟v͟e͟r͟y͟o͟n͟e͟ ͟w͟h͟o͟ ͟h͟a͟s͟ ͟e͟v͟e͟r͟ ͟s͟t͟r͟u͟g͟g͟l͟e͟d͟ ͟w͟i͟t͟h͟ m͟e͟n͟t͟a͟l͟ ͟h͟e͟a͟l͟t͟h͟ ͟i͟s͟s͟u͟e͟s͟.͟

Ladies, this post is for you, too.

But lets call out the men here for a minute:

In a recent poll:

-77% of men polled have suffered with common mental health symptoms like anxiety, stress or depression

-40% of men have never spoken to anyone about their mental health (is this you? why? change that right now!)

-29% of those who haven’t done so say they are “too embarrassed” to speak about it, while 20% say there is a “negative stigma” on the issue

-The biggest cause of mental health issues in men’s lives are work (32%), their finances (31%) and their health (23%)

-40% of men polled said it would take thoughts of suicide or self-harm to compel them to seek professional help (you are worth way too much to let it get this far)

Guys (and gals), what are we doing? Talking about mental health is not a weakness. In fact, it’s very brave and can improve and save your life – as well as those around you.

In the video below, Zach & Tommy share their personal stories and struggles with mental health – both during active addiction and now in recovery – and use a stoplight analogy to explain how they (and you) can manage mental health issues.

Do we look weak for talking about this?

Neither will you…

Are mental health issues and/or substance abuse issues affecting you life? You are absolutely not alone. Lets talk about it. Send us a message right now – lets chat.


#mentalhealthmatters #removethestigma

About Bare Knuckle Recovery

Tommy and Nate have been bareknuckle brawling with this disease known as addiction. As addicts in recovery, they are sharing their experiences and advice to recovering addicts all over the world. Tommy and Nate are both counselors at Fort Wayne Recovery, a drug and alcohol treatment center in Fort Wayne, IN as well as at Allendale Treatment, a detox center in Fort Wayne. Bare Knuckle Recovery is their online vlog dedicated to free educational content about addiction for individuals and their families who struggle with addiction all over the world.

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