The Movember Foundation has designated November as Movember to raise awareness about men’s health issues, including mental health. Men may neglect to seek help at their community hospitals because they may have trouble recognizing symptoms or because of the stigmas associated with mental health services. However, mental health issues, as with physical health problems, should never be ignored. Men can empower themselves to be proactive about their wellness by identifying symptoms such as anxiety, concentration impairment, sleep disturbances, and social withdrawal, to name just a few.
Once men identify potential symptoms of a mental health issue, they can discuss their concerns with a doctor at their local hospitals. After receiving a diagnosis, men can explore their treatment options and find the support they need. Psychological therapy, drug therapy, and support groups may help.
The Behavioral Health team at Good Samaritan Hospital strives to improve the quality of life for patients at our hospital in San Jose with individually tailored outpatient and inpatient services. To reach our community hospital, call (408) 559-2011.