It is well known that men can struggle talking about their emotions and feelings.
What is less well know is that three quarters of suicides in the UK are male suicides. This equated to 12 men
that will take their own lives today, tomorrow and every day of the year.
It is well known that talking helps to defuse these suicidal feelings. It is often finding a safe comfortable place to talk that makes the difference. The Shed is a safe place.
From a young age boys were told not to cry and to man up. Being told not to be such a girl was not uncommon. Hopefully today things are a little different, but this is has left many men unable, or at least struggling to verbalize their feelings. They often feel that they have to be strong and not admit that they are struggling. This can lead to emotional problems.
Few people go through life without, at some point, having a suicidal thought or feeling. Whilst suicidal feelings are more common than we like to admit, it doesn’t mean that it’s the answer for you.
Also have a look at our online mentoring service this will help you to find more inner peace and the strength to deal with the pressures of every day life. Learning ACT will help you to build your confidence and a feeling of well-being. This can be used along side face to face counselling or as stand alone therapy.
All of my counselling - therapy services are available in Hythe, Folkestone and Dover regions.