In 2021, June 14-20 is National Men’s Health Week. This week is designed to raise awareness surrounding preventable men’s health problems and encourage early detection and treatment. Fresh Start Recovery Center has a men’s rehab center in Maryland. This gender-specific treatment facility is specifically designed to cater to the needs of men. Contact Fresh Start Recovery Center today at 833.625.0398 or connect with us online and a trained medical professional will help you discuss the right treatment options for you or your loved one.
Time to Reflect on Men’s Mental Health
Men’s Health Week provides a designated space for health care providers such as men’s mental health centers, men’s addiction rehab centers, and other concerned groups and individuals, to encourage men and boys to seek medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury.
Societal expectations and traditional gender roles are factors in why men are less likely to discuss or seek assistance for their mental health problems. It’s important to know that men can be harmed by stereotypes and problematic societal expectations.
Signs Men Are Struggling
The way we model gender in America creates different expectations for men and women. Even in today’s more progressive society, men are often still expected to be the breadwinners. Men are expected to display character traits that present them as strong, dominant, and in control. Most character traits are not a problem. That being said, the way we model expectations for men in society can make it more difficult for them to reach out for help and open up.
Common signs of a mental health issue may include:
- Feeling sad or down
- Confused thinking or problems concentrating
- Unrealistic fears or worries
- Heightened feelings of guilt
- Rapid mood shifts
- Social retreat
- Excessive fatigue
- Sleep difficulties
- Difficulty coping with even mild stressors
- Angry outbursts
- Suicidal ideation
Common signs of a substance abuse disorder can include:
- Loss of control
- Uncontrollable cravings
- Worsened physical or mental health
- Missing regularly scheduled activities
- Engaging in risky behaviors
Fresh Start Has a Men’s Rehab Center for Lasting Recovery
Addiction treatment must be individualized. Each person is unique and so is their experience with substance abuse. That is why we at Fresh Start take time to personalize each client’s treatment plan. We offer separate men’s and women’s rehab programs because men and women face different obstacles on their path to recovery. Research shows that gender-specific rehabs are highly effective.
Men are often taught to hide emotions and suppress vulnerability. Peer support in a men’s only group makes clients more likely to open up to each other. Group work is an important aspect of the treatment and recovery process.
Fresh Start’s men’s rehab program in Maryland provides personalized treatment plans for every individual. More information about our men’s rehab center is available on our website at 833.625.0398.
Contact Fresh Start Recovery Today
Men who do not open up about their emotions may be less able to recognize symptoms of mental health issues on their own and are less likely to reach out for support.
Men who struggle to express their emotions, comprehend their emotional state, and face their problems, are in greater danger of turning to drugs or alcohol. This can lead to substance abuse disorders.
During Men’s Health Week, we want to encourage men to reach out and talk with family or friends about their mental health.
If you or your loved one is coping with a substance abuse disorder or mental health crisis, reach out to Fresh Start Recovery Center today using our secure online form or by phone 833.625.0398, and a trained medical representative will assist you with discussing appropriate treatment options.