Men’s health matters – we need a new way of looking at things
Men’s health issues can get wrapped up in all sorts of things.
Expectations from society, the media, family and friends lead to confusing messages. A man used to be considered healthy if he was physically fit, but we know now that there are some very serious men’s health issues that include mental health, self-worth and identity. Labels are not always that helpful.
It could just be that you’re finding things difficult, having a tough time at home or at work, or you feel you don’t have a place where you can just be you.
- Always wrong in an argument but know you are right?
- Are you thinking ‘there’s got to be more to life than this’?
- Find yourself upsetting her and don’t know how?
- Damned if you do and damned if you don’t?
The pressure to change who you are and how you deal with life can seem overwhelming at times. This can cause problems such as depression, relationship breakdown, violence, job loss and social isolation. Each day in Australia 5 men take their own lives, compared to 1 woman. This figure is a crisis and it is a call to action.
Dr. Celi is dedicated to men’s health and psychological well-being
You don’t need ‘fixing’ – you need to be allowed to be you
Something the feminist movement didn’t factor in. Feminism has achieved some great things for women and men. It made society re-evaluate how women were treated and re-integrated them into our social fabric more than they were before. Feminism was a social movement that, for that era, needed to happen. It’s been time for a long time now to turn our focus to men and give men’s lives and men’s selves the same kind of attention and care. It doesn’t help men or women if men simply conform to a way they think they should behave. Whether this is fitting into traditional male stereo-types (strong, independent, provider, tough, capable) or idealised male stereo-types (supportive, caring, strong, understanding, capable). What we need to do is re-evaluate how we relate to one another. We need to develop new and relevant rules for communicating. This website is dedicated to men’s quality of life.
Here you will find resources to support you:
- Articles and information about men and men’s health issues
- Dr Celi’s ground breaking books:
- Regular Joe vs. Mr Invincible – The Battle for the True Man
- Breaking the Silence – A practical guide for male victims of domestic abuse
Dr Elizabeth Celi puts a unique spin on men’s health issues
Elizabeth brings a fun, relaxed and easy-going style to the serious subject of mental health. Whether it is at a presentation, a workshop, a personal consultation or via her writing and media communication – Elizabeth talks in a language that men understand. She is down to earth and very real. And she can help you bridge the gaps in your life. Between you and loved ones, you and work mates, you and friends, even you and the person you would like to be. We hope you find the website valuable and look forward to supporting your quality living.