Charity tells older men to ditch the stiff upper lip

Published Aug 20th 2012

Research from the Women’s Royal Voluntary Service has found that although more than half of men surveyed admitted to having feelings of depression, three quarters had never sought any form of help. Thirty-six per cent of the men surveyed described themselves as lonely or very lonely, with many going for days without having a single conversation.

“There is often a tendency, particularly among men, to adopt a ‘stiff upper lip’ mentality which could be why many of the over 75s aren’t expressing their feelings and telling friends and family they are lonely,” said David McCullough, the charity’s chief executive.

A full article is available from The Daily Telegraph here.

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