The way the media portrays people’s bodies is often unrealistic and has been linked to illnesses such as anorexia and depression. But it’s not just girls that are under pressure to look a certain way. Blokes too often feel under pressure to have the perfect, rippled body.
Disappointman’s Table For One saga continues this week with our hero doing battle with a physical manifestation of his own fear of singledom. Good grief…
There’s loads of great organisations out there that can help you get something sorted in your life, getting expert advice and support is often the best way to get a problem solved or fixed.
Being Silent Isn’t Being Strong
By CALM Reports - 13th January 2012
Who remembers this from back in the day?? Yes, it’s the CALM MTV ad with our old CALM musician pals. For those of you that don’t know, we used to have this clip permanently embedded on the homepage of our old site. We found it while digging around in the CALM archives looking for some inspirations to get men talking.
It’s funny, our website might have changed but our message hasn’t.
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Us guys aren’t naturally the most forthcoming about dealing with pressure and often bottle our problems up. It’s really encouraging that there is a charity like CALM to offer the help and support that a lot of men need when they feel low.
Statistics from the Health Protection Agency (HPA) in November 2007 showed that in the UK, there were 376,508 diagnoses of new STIs in 2006, and those aged 16 to 24 accounted for the majority of new cases.
Any financial support you can give is hugely appreciated. We aren't funded by Government, and frankly struggle for every penny to keep our helpline going. We've recently been able to expand our helpline opening hours to seven days a week, and that was purely down to public donations. It costs us about £3,500 to run the helpline for a week as is, so if you can give even a little regularly, that would be fantastic. Huge thanks.