It can be much less awkward (in part, due to mental health stigma) to make those around us ill at ease with psychological issues, comfortable through the use of deflective humor.
• Are you a man who has been diagnosed with a mental health disease? Have you used humor to draw attention away from your health situation?
• Why have you decided to use humor as a way of handling your illness?
• How do you feel using humor in relation to your mental health challenges? Does it make you feel like you are hiding your truth, or protecting the people around you? Maybe you feel none of those emotions. Tell us how you are affected.
• How would you recommend a man in your shoes handle their mental health concerns? If your advice differs from the management of your own circumstances, why do you feel that is?
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