Where Men’s Mental Health & Fashion Collide

With the taxing year that we’ve all had, bringing attention to mental health is now more important than ever. Even though June is men’s mental health awareness month, let’s all agree that this long, complex, and sometimes isolating journey towards healing should be addressed and talked about each and every single day of the year. Arguably, we have managed to garner a bit more recognition on the subject of men’s issues with mental health, however, the way to de-stigmatise and accept trauma, mental health issues, and everything in between is still long and filled with ups and downs.

Men’s mental health awareness still carries a stigma 

The statistics are rather disheartening. Just over three out of four suicides (76%) are by men and suicide is the biggest cause of death for men under 35. Unfortunately, Men are less likely to access psychological therapies than women. At the same time, Men are nearly three times more likely than women to become alcohol dependent ( HSCIC ). Not to mention that Men have measurably lower access to the social support of friends, relatives, and community (R. Boreham) . In the US alone, more than 6 million men suffer from depression per year (MHA), and  6 of every 10 men experience at least one trauma in their lives. It’s like you’re in a prison

In the remarkable effort of some individuals to remove the stigma of men’s mental health, promote self-love, and open discussion, Mentell Clothing was created. Fuelled by the need to support those who struggle on a daily basis, Mentell dedicates their collection to bringing awareness to men’s issues with mental health, as well as offering a fantastic opportunity for men to create a healthy support system.

ENTELL is a city fashion brand with a vintage-inspired edge the label boasts a classic memorable menswear collection often featuring bold motifs and the brand’s iconic Gorilla logo.

“Wear” your mental health journey with pride

There is still a deep and ever-lasting stigma around self-harm, suicide, and all mental health issues in men, but how you the way you choose to share your pain and journey towards recovery is equally as important. Many men were taught from a young age to withhold their emotions and sweep pain under the rug. And, that’s exactly what Mentell tries to change! In an effort to help reduce the stigma of men’s mental health awareness, they created a curated collection of relatable designs. The brand symbolises that others can reach out to you, or can relate to you.

“Imagine you’re walking down the street wearing one of our products. And a total stranger sees you wearing our brand. It is our hope, that person takes comfort in knowing they’re not alone through this fight.” they mentioned. What’s a better way to do that, than by “wearing” your beliefs knowing that somewhere, someone might receive the comfort he really needs to keep up with his on-going effort towards healing himself? 49% of percent of men feel more depressed than they admit to everyone in their lives and they are much less likely to voice struggles with mental illness, and even thoughts of suicide. Now, it’s more important than ever to show support, even in silence during a busy day.

Men’s mental health clothing: Stigma does not define us

Whether you are currently on your journey to recovery or wish to be an active supporter of the cause, this might be the perfect opportunity to receive some wardrobe staples that also carry a powerful message. Mentell’s collection includes men’s t-shirts in a variety of different colours the instantly-recognisable, a great start at a conversation with others about mental health.

Become a Mentell brand ambassador

Mentell invites likeminded people who want to spread awareness as a part of the self-love, fitness and mental health communities to participate in their brand ambassador program. Those who will be chosen will have the opportunity to receive free PR packages before clothing launch, gift cards, personalised codes and more. 

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