About male mental health
October is Mental Health Awareness Month. This article deals with the socialisation of males and their mental health. It is written by Dr Margaret Nakhid-Chatoor, clinical psychologist/ senior lecturer, UTT and President-Elect of the Trinidad and Tobago Association of Psychologists.
Many persons fail to recognise that poor mental health is a real issue and does not discriminate on the basis of age or gender. In Trinidad and Tobago, the culture of the society influences gender roles to a large extent.