Social and Emotional Isolation
Men are well known for keeping things bottled up. They have been taught to be stoic, “be a man”, conform to this ‘man-code’ of behaviour that says you must fix everything on your own. 2 Self-reliance can be isolating and at times not helpful. Self-reliance and creating emotional isolation can reduce the likelihood of a man talking to mates or loved ones about things that are troubling.