Mindful Monday: Men’s mental health

BAKERSFIELD, Calif., (KGET)—Dr. Corey Gonzales, clinical psychologist, joined 17 News Sunrise for a Mindful Monday on men’s mental health.

May is Mental Health Awareness month and Dr. Gonzales says, regarding men’s metal health, men are four-times more likely to die by suicide than women, yet women are more likely to be diagnosed with depression.

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Dr. Gonzales explains the why to this contradicting and interesting fact by stating the reasons being—mental disorders look different for men than women, men do not seek help, and generational and cultural stigmas regarding how a man should be.

The clinical psychologist provides several signs of mental struggles within men such as aggression, fights, breakups, alcoholism, sex, gambling, escapism, impulse control, and being a workaholic.

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While stating these signs, Dr. Gonzales then follows this with coping skills, “…we need to get more emotional intelligence, high EQ, and we need to learn skills that help with our thoughts, behavioral techniques, mediation, exercise, and journaling.”

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