Society has taught men that showing emotions or talking about their mental health is seen as a sign of 'weakness' or viewed as 'less of a man'

It’s time to break that stigma. No matter what gender, race or religion, everyone deserves support with their mental health and a chance to improve their lives.

At PsyMood, our mission is to connect people with mental health support based on their language and cultural background.

Men have always been told that it is their job to be strong, provide for their family, have stable income, etc. Any mention of their mental health or feelings they have to brush aside because that is how society has taught them to be. We acknowledge that mental health can affect anyone. Let’s spread this awareness and help those who need to seek help.

In this session, our specialists talk about how men deal with mental health and the effects cultural background have on it.

Below are highlights from the session:

If you’re interested in watching the full session, click on this link: PsyMood Session 6 – Men’s Mental Health & Cultural Taboo

Featured Specialists:

Ross Wilson

Ross Wilson

Mental Health Consultant / Host of PsyMood Webinar

Ross Wilson is a Chaplain and Mental Health consultant that specializes in psychological first aid support. Since arriving in Ottawa, Canada from Vancouver. Ross has been working closely with local community organizations and offering free mental health support during the recent pandemic. As a mental health consultant, Ross Wilson works one on one with companies, community programs and start-ups, to improve employee environments and mental health first-aid. Along with his work, Ross is writing his first book about the “Journey of self” and has a podcast that is based on mental health and the stigma behind it in society.

Himel Das

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Himel Das' clinical work focuses on anxiety, depression, trauma and various emotional issues. He is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and a member of the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals, holding a master’s degree in counselling psychology, counselling skills certification, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) practitioner certification, hypnotherapy certification, and telehealth training.

Elazar Roytgarts

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Elazar Roytgarts has a masters in Counselling Psychology. He is a Registered Psychotherapist in the Qualifying stage with CRPO, based in the Toronto GTA area. 'I'm here to guide you through life’s most complex and difficult matters' Elazar says. He is passionate about supporting his patients in their journey to address barriers that prevent them from personal growth and happiness. Through the therapeutic process, he integrates various counselling theories and techniques that are tailored to each patient's uniqueness.