- Its okay for men to talk about their feelings and break down and cry.
- Don't mock them about what they're saying and how they're feeling.
- Support the men to seek for treatment incase of any mental challenges.
Experts in mental health are asking the population to support men who develop mental health challenges to get treatment rather than mocking them.
Speaking at the ongoing medical expo at Uganda manufacturers association (UMA)show grounds Dr Raymond Odokonyero, a psychiatric from Makerere University said men conceal mental illness for fear of making fun of them and likening them to women.
"Don't mock them about what they're saying and how they're feeling, we have often had people saying you want to talk about your feelings like a woman ,its okay for men to talk about their feelings and break down and cry" ,Dr Odokonyero said.
According to Odokonyero early symptoms you can easily detect that a man is loosing mental wellness, include lack of sleep, lack of appetite, getting annoyed over small things for a long time, losing interest in things he wanted most such as watching football,among others.
Research has indicated that Men have poor health seeking behavior ,they only seek for help when there badly off.
A number of health care institutions are show casing their services to the public in a medical expo organized by Medxpo Africa at Lugogo UMA show grounds in Kampala.
The head of Patients education at Medxpo Africa Dr Salwapha Nabukera Renzaho says they organised this medical expo after realizing that many Ugandans self medicate due to lack of health information and others tend to get the misleading information from the internet.
She said during the expo the population is able to interact with specialists and get the right information on where they can get the right treatment.