Of Mustaches and Men: Navigating Mental Health Through Movember

Of Mustaches and Men: Navigating Mental Health Through Movember

When I was a little girl, my dad often had a mustache.  You know, the thick bushy rugged kind that was trending in the 70’s and 80’s that seemingly represented masculinity at it’s finest.  My dad had thick, dark, coarse, curly hair that made him the perfect contender for this tough, rugged look.  Yet my dad was anything but rugged and tough.  In fact, he may be one of the most sensitive and gentle people I have ever met.  I wasn’t very fond of his scratchy, pricky face, and it certainly caught my attention any time he shaved it as he became seemingly unrecognizable!

Movember is a powerful global movement aimed at raising awareness about men’s health issues, including mental health.   It is a reminder to break the stigma and enter conversations about men’s health issues so men can improve their overall health and well-being.  If you resonate with the importance of breaking the silence around mental health and you want to support this movement, you might be wondering where to start.  One powerful step you can take today is to book a a therapy appointment for yourself.  Choosing to embark on this journey is not an act of weakness, but one of profound courage!

Booking an appointment with a male therapist may have several advantages:

    1. Shared understanding – a male therapist understands the unique challenges and social pressures that males face contributing to a more empathetic and understanding therapeutic relationship.
    2. Safe space – therapy provides a space where you can share your inner experiences without judgement. A male therapist can help you navigate your life experience with acceptance and compassion.
    3. Positive role model – a male therapist who is comfortable talking about emotions and mental health issues can be a positive role model, demonstrating that vulnerability is a sign of strength and resilience.
    4. Effective outcomes – evidence suggests that the gender of your therapist can influence the therapeutic process. Discussing your mental health with a male therapist may yield the successful outcomes you are looking for.


At Still Waters Psychology, we want to remove barriers and open up the conversations about men’s mental health.  For more information or to book an appointment with one of our therapists, email us at info@stillwaterspsych.com or book online at https://stillwaterspsych.janeapp.com.

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