The saying “Boys will always be boys” that the society uses in raising the boy child has affected perspective and done a lot of harm. The reality still remains that boys also struggle with the highs and lows of life emotionally and physically. It is a fact that when challenges that when bottled up, they could lead to mental health challenges.

The world should know that it is okay for a boy to cry when depressed, to open up, and speak about their emotions, pains, and struggles in life. They say talk is cheap but it can actually do amazing things. Hey bro, it’s okay to cry & break down.

At SAUTIplus, everyone’s state of mental health and wellbeing is key, and we give it a top priority since it can be a lead barrier to one’s freedom, of accessing sexual reproductive health and rights services including mental health services.

It is unfortunate that we can not stop Stigma and discrimination on mental health for men alone.

So join us in the fight by speaking up, supporting, choosing your words carefully, avoiding criticizing and judging men, and placing high expectations on them.

Let’s create a world where it’s safe for men to be emotionally vulnerable. Men do deserve the ability to express all of their emotions without feeling they will be judged, criticized, or laughed at.

In general, however, professional help might be needed if you experience: Marked changes in personality, eating, or sleeping patterns. An inability to cope with problems or daily activities. Feeling of disconnection or withdrawal from normal activities. Please seek help.

Wanna talk about it?

Whatsapp the SAUTIplus Ssenga here +256 41 4697037

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Written By Musa Mwanaisha.

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