These interventions may be safer and easier to access for depressed men who don't feel comfortable seeking traditional mental health treatment. Men with mental illness are also less likely to have received mental health treatment than women in the past year. Men may be less likely to seek mental health treatment because of social norms and a reluctance to talk about their problems, since they think “it won't help.” The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a component of the United States. The cultural and social stigma surrounding mental health is a barrier for both sexes, but men seem to have a harder time with it.
In addition to seeking and receiving treatment less frequently than women, men are affected in a gender-specific way by mental health problems. Modern techniques, such as web-based interventions and e-health tools (e-health), are also increasingly being developed and used to reach men who would not otherwise seek help. You can help scientists learn more about the differences and draw conclusions that improve the health of men and women. Communicating well with your healthcare provider can improve your care and help you both make good decisions about your health.
The prevalence among women is higher (6.5% compared to 3.9%), and more women receive mental health treatment than men for serious mental illnesses (70.5% vs. 70.5%). This could reflect different views on mental health, both among health care providers and among men themselves. Although mental illness affects both men and women, the prevalence of mental illness in men is generally lower than in women.
Studies have shown that the more “masculine” a man's beliefs are, the more likely he is to engage in risky health behaviors and avoid seeking help for health problems.