One in five Americans struggles with a mental health condition. Society has created a schema of those at risk for psychiatric disorders— women, teenagers, abuse victims and so on. It’s not unusual for this schema to give less regard to men — even with changing mental health initiatives — because many people assume men are stronger and less vulnerable to mental health struggles.
This mindset has created several pockets of society where men either deem mental health issues unimportant or avoid seeking help out of fear. The construction industry is one of these pockets.