Mary Specter6 months ago
Men, of all racial backgrounds, seem to be less receptive towards seeking mental health services not only for themselves but also for family members. It's as if they see mental health problems as a defect that causes embarrassment rather than as an illness that can be helped. My own father, who was white, was adamantly opposed to anyone in the family going to see a therapist even though he was instrumental in creating an unhappy home. I work with children and I have found, over the years, that many fathers are in denial about the mental health issues that afflict their children and will not seek mental health care.