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A mental health charity has accused Roy Keane of reinforcing dangerous stereotypes by indicating that men showing emotions is a sign of weakness . Irish charity , Shine, said that the Cork man ’ s comments about former striker Jon Walter “ crying ” on television could lead to men being less
This stereotype that crying and emotions are weakness You would say many athletes cry when they win something worthwhile. Well, it might be true but Federer has cried many times when he won titles. Crying does not reveal weakness . Crying reveals emotion and helps to release emotions
A mental health charity has accused Roy Keane of reinforcing dangerous stereotypes by indicating that men showing emotions is a sign of weakness.
Irish charity, Shine, said that the Cork man’s comments about former striker Jon Walter “crying” on television could lead to men being less inclined to seek support.
Keane this week hit out at Walters in a very personal way for becoming emotional when talking about the several tragedies that befell his family earlier this year. © SPORTSFILE Roy Keane pictured during his time as Ireland assistant manager. Photo: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
"He talks a good game," he said at the Cadbury's 'Off The Ball' roadshow in Dublin.
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Keane ' s ' crying ' comments ' help to reinforce dangerous stereotypes '. A mental health charity has accused Roy Keane of reinforcing dangerous stereotypes by indicating that men showing emotions is a sign of weakness
"Imagine if he’d won a trophy. He goes on the TV about how he was harshly treated by me.
"He’s crying on the TV about his family situation. Maybe he should lie low for a while. Have a look at his medals? That wouldn’t take long.”
In May, Walters opened up about the tragic "triple-whammy" that hit his family last year in a highly emotional interview on ‘The Late Late Show’.
The 35-year-old’s mother, Helen, passed away from bowel cancer when the footballer was aged 11 and he has always dedicated his Ireland career in her honour.
The player’s family suffered another loss last year when his older brother James passed away, and a day later his wife lost a baby. Soon after, he learned the devastating news that his daughter had scoliosis.
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Focusing on your weaknesses in this fashion will show your future employer you can adapt and grow personally and professionally. Allows emotions to show . Knowing your list of weaknesses is great, but understanding how to communicate them in an interview is different.
To help you prepare for your job interview, check out Knowing when and how to ask for help shows strong self-awareness and helps the organization by getting ahead of a possible inefficiency. Use this list of weaknesses to help identify your areas for improvement, and remember to explain how
John Saunders, CEO of Shine, told Independent.ie that Keane’s comments could have a knock-on effect on those experiencing mental health issues.
“It is deeply worrying that someone, like Keane, who is a role model to so many young men, is reinforcing dangerous stereotypes by indicating that men showing emotion and crying is a sign of weakness,” he said.
“This can have a knock-on effect, resulting in young men concealing their mental health difficulties, feeling shame, humiliation and avoiding seeking help.
"Stigma is a significant problem for people who experience mental health difficulties and is recognised as a barrier to the recovery process as it prevents people from seeking help.
“Mental health stigma manifests itself in stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination,” he said.
Online mental health charity, Turn2Me, also stressed that it’s important to stop reinforcing negative stereotypes that men are robotic and void of emotions.
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Example weakness 2: lacking confidence. “I’ m naturally shy. From high school and into my early professional interactions, it prevented me from speaking up. Because we all have weaknesses but rarely want to admit to them, it’ s best to begin with a truthful answer and build your script from there.
For as long as I can remember, I've cried like I just got done chopping onions during certain movies. Whether at home or in a theater, I just can' t seem to Even still, the fact remains many people have been conditioned to believe crying is a sign of weakness . This is particularly true for men , who grow
"The saying that ‘boys don’t cry’ which is often instilled in children and is carried forward into adulthood, has such a negative impact on the mental health and well-being on men," said Clinical Manager of Turn2Me, Brian Holohan. © Getty Relaxation moment
"It reinforces this stereotype that crying or showing any emotion other than anger is not acceptable.
"Worldwide research has shown how this type to suppression of male emotions can lead to stigmatizing mental health, which results in men being less inclined to seek support,” he said.
When asked for its reaction to Keane's comments, the Irish Hospice Foundation told Independent.ie that it's important for people to talk about their grief when going through a personal loss.
"Bereavement and grief can have substantial impacts which can manifest in different ways, at different times and with different degrees of severity," said charity CEO Sharon Foley.
"It's important for some people to talk about their grief and we can all learn from that.
"The Irish Hospice Foundation's mission is to ensure people in Ireland understand grief and that we, as a society, treat people experiencing loss with compassion and give them the support they need."
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Since crying was perceived as a sign of weakness in men , they have had a more difficult time being accepted for emoting or displayng their feelings. You release strong emotions like intense pain and sadness as well as immense happiness while you cry . It generally makes you emotional or empathetic.
Sadness, or crying , isn ’ t a sign of weakness , it’ s a sign that you’re a human and have feelings beyond what you’re told is appropriate to show in public. They understand the healing properties of tears. Much like a spit valve releases saliva from a trumpet, your tear ducts releases stress, anxiety
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During an interview with Vogue Australia's August issue, Perry discussed her journey with mental health. Speaking about the audience's lukewarm response to her 2017 album "Witness," she revealed, "I have had bouts of situational depression and my heart was broken last year because, unknowingly, I put so much validity in the reaction of the public, and the public didn’t react in the way I had expected to … which broke my heart."
During an interview with Essence magazine for its July/August 2018 edition, the American singer-songwriter opened up about her "intense" struggle with depression. She said, "These were difficult years, when I struggled with depression. The struggle was intense. I could analyze the source of my depression forever. Low self-esteem might be rooted in childhood feelings of inferiority. It could relate to failing to meet impossibly high standards. And of course there are always the societal issues of racism and sexism. Put it all together and depression is a tenacious and scary condition. Thankfully, I found my way way through it…”
Following the suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain in June 2018, the actress posted a long message on Instagram about her experience with depression and suicidal thoughts. She wrote, "I have lived with anxiety and sporadic bouts of depression for most of my adult life. 10 years ago I tackled it, learned to fully understand it and haven’t felt the dark depths of depression in about a decade. But before that, thoughts of suicide crossed my mind more than a few times. For those who don’t understand depression, when someone is in that place it’s not because they want to die... it’s because the ongoing, relentless darkness is too painful to endure anymore. You don’t have to suffer from anxiety and depression to feel that low. Something very sad or traumatic can happen to you just once to bring about that feeling of despair. But please listen to me- from someone who is telling you that she’s been where you are- when I say that SUICIDE IS NOT THE RIGHT CHOICE. ????"
The rapper revealed in his new album "Ye" (2018) that he has bipolar disorder and called it his superpower. On the track "Extacy," he says bipolar "ain't no disability - I'm a superhero." Even the album has a message written over the photo of a landscape: "I hate being Bi-Polar its awesome."
During an April 2018 interview with The New York Times, the “Deadpool” actor revealed, “I have anxiety, I’ve always had anxiety. Both in the lighthearted ‘I’m anxious about this’ kind of thing, and I’ve been to the depths of the darker end of the spectrum, which is not fun.” Speaking about how it manifests, he admitted to getting wracked by dread and nausea before live appearances and to tackle them he channels his Deadpool alter-ego and practices meditation before walking in to one. “When the curtain opens, I turn on this knucklehead, and he kind of takes over and goes away again once I walk off set,” he said.
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In an interview with People in April 2018, the singer revealed her struggle with bipolar disorder and why she hid it for so long. "Until recently I lived in denial and isolation and in constant fear someone would expose me," she said.
First diagnosed in 2001, when she was hospitalized for a mental breakdown, she spoke about her recovery. "It was too heavy a burden to carry and I simply couldn’t do that anymore. I sought and received treatment, I put positive people around me and I got back to doing what I love — writing songs and making music."
The actor opened up about his battle with depression as a teen in April 2018. “Depression never discriminates. Took me a long time to realize it but the key is to not be afraid to open up. Especially us dudes have a tendency to keep it in. You’re not alone,” he wrote to his Twitter followers.
The Oscar-winning star spoke about problems she suffered as a child during an appearance on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" in 2017. “I was a very, very, very anxious child and I had a lot of panic attacks,” she said.
She told another publication that it got worse. "At a certain point, I couldn’t go to friends’ houses anymore – I could barely get out the door to school." She benefited from therapy and youth theater sessions. "You have to be present in improv, and that’s the antithesis of anxiety."
In therapy since she was 14, Anderson suffered from several mental health problems, including anxiety. “There were times when it was really bad,” she revealed to The Guardian. “There have been times in my life where I haven’t wanted to leave the house.”
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"I struggled a lot with anxiety and depression. My mom sat me down when I was about 18 and told me 'there's a serotonin imbalance in our family line and it can often be passed from female to female," the actress revealed during a 2016 interview.
Her genetic predisposition made her open up and start a dialog about mental health. "I got on a prescription when I was a teenager and I'm still on it today and I have no shame in that," said Bell.
Recognizing the need for time to rest and recuperate, both physically and mentally, Selena Gomez took a break in 2017. That was the year she discovered she had lupus – a chronic autoimmune disease.
"I've discovered that anxiety, panic attacks, and depression can be side effects of lupus, which can present their own challenges,” she told People magazine. "I need to face this head on to ensure I am doing everything possible to be my best. I know I am not alone by sharing this, I hope others will be encouraged to address their own issues," she added.
Appearing on her mother's show "Making a Model with Yolanda Hadid," the younger Hadid sister said she suffered from social anxiety.
"I would literally start crying and shaking if I had to do interviews at red carpet events. It was really nerve-racking and it’s scary...," she said. She eventually overcame it. “It gets a lot better once you have to talk to people every day. Then you’re like, 'Okay, I guess it’s my job, I have to do it!'."
According to a radio interview, the pop star started suffering from anxiety attacks in 2017. "I knew people who had suffered from anxiety and found it kind of hard to understand, but then when it hits you, you’re like, 'Oh my God, what is this? This is crazy.'," he said.
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He wrote his single, "In My Blood" talking about his struggle and as part of his recovery. "Every time I play that song for someone, I go, 'Just so you know, I’m okay. Don’t worry about me, I promise, I’m okay'."
The chirpy "Jane The Virgin" star shared an Instagram clip in 2017, sans makeup and in casual clothes, talking about her anxiety.
"And watching this clip I could see how anxious I was but I empathize with myself. I wanted to protect her and tell her it’s ok to be anxious, there is nothing different or strange about having anxiety and I will prevail."
In a personal interview with Glamour magazine in 2017, Teigen spoke about postpartum depression after the birth of her daughter Luna in 2016.
"Getting out of bed to get to set on time was painful... I would go two days without a bite of food... Most days were spent on the exact same spot on the couch...," she revealed. "Postpartum does not discriminate. I couldn’t control it. And that’s part of the reason it took me so long to speak up: I felt selfish, icky, and weird saying aloud that I’m struggling. Sometimes I still do," she added.
Kendall Jenner’s struggle with anxiety problems came out on the show “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.” She revealed that her work as a model and extensive traveling were also triggers.
"There’s a lot that happened this past year, starting with like, Kim’s robbery," said Kendall. “Then I got robbed, and I had my stalkers. That’s why I don’t really like going out anymore. That’s why I don’t tweet, that’s why I don’t Instagram. That gives me anxiety, too."
The English singer-songwriter spoke about his struggles with depression in an interview with Sunday Times in September 2017. He admitted, "This job is really bad for my health. It's going to kill me. Unless I view it in a different way... The more c***y and arrogant I look onstage, the more terrified I am... I don't know if I'd be this mentally ill without fame. I don't think it would be as gross or as powerful if it hadn't have been for fame. You get a magnifying glass in the shape of the world's attention and your defects will obviously magnify too."
In the November 2016 issue of Allure magazine, the actress admitted to taking anti-depressants since an early age. She noted, "I'm on Lexapro, and I'll never get off of it. I've been on it since I was 19, so 11 years. I'm on the lowest dose... A mental illness is a thing that people case in a different category [from other illnesses], but I don't think it is. It should be taken as seriously as anything else." She also mentioned about being in therapy in 2015.
In an exclusive interview with The Mirror, the singer-songwriter admitted she took medication to deal with her sudden rise to stardom. She said: “I needed a moment to stabilize. When my career took off, I don’t remember anything at all. It’s like I’m traumatized. I needed time to re-calibrate my soul.” The singer feels she is in a much better space now. In 2014, she had told Harper’s Bazaar that 2013 had been a rough year for her. "I was angry, cynical, and had this deep sadness like an anchor dragging everywhere I go. I just didn't feel like fighting anymore," she had said.
The actress revealed that she suffered from postpartum depression after the birth of her second child in 2014 – Frankie. Her older daughter Olive was born in 2012. Speaking to People magazine, the actress said: "I didn't have postpartum the first time so I didn't understand it because I was like, 'I feel great!' ... The second time, I was like, 'Oh, whoa, I see what people talk about now. I understand.' It's a different type of overwhelming with the second. I really got under the cloud."
The model-turned-actress spoke about how, from an early age, she suffered from bouts of depression, anxiety and suicidal tendencies. Speaking at the 2015 Women in the World Summit, she said, "I was completely suicidal, I didn't want to live anymore. I thought that I was completely alone. I also realized how lucky I was, and what a wonderful family and wonderful friends I had, but that didn't matter. I wanted the world to swallow me up, and nothing seemed better to me than death."
The actress had checked into a treatment center to seek professional help for postpartum depression. The “Heroes” actress, who is engaged to professional boxer Wladimir Klitschko, gave birth to daughter Kaya Evdokia in December 2014 and has been quite vocal about her struggle with postpartum depression. During an appearance on a TV show she said, “It’s something that needs to be talked about. Women need to know that they’re not alone, and that it does heal.”
The legendary Hollywood comedian, who passed away on Aug. 11, 2014, at the age of 63, was open about his long-standing battle with drugs and alcohol abuse, saying in 2010: “It’s just literally being afraid. And you think, oh, [the alcohol] will ease the fear. And it doesn’t.”
In April 2011, the actress spoke about her struggle with bipolar disorder. “If my revelation of having bipolar II has encouraged one person to seek help, then it is worth it... There is no shame in seeking help.”
Wilson has not spoken publicly about his hospitalization after an apparent suicide attempt in 2007, but in 2005 he told Rolling Stone: “I've started to notice that, as you get older, mental health is as fragile as physical health... You can really get sideswiped by stuff like depression.”
In 2011 Paltrow revealed that she struggled after the birth of her son: “I couldn't access my emotions. I thought postpartum depression meant you were sobbing every single day and incapable of looking after a child, but there are different shades and depths of it.”
In 2009, Ryder told Elle UK that she'd had an “extra-large breakdown” when she was 20. “Everybody else just thought I had everything in the world... but inside I was completely lost.”
There was much speculation after Ledger's death in 2008 from an accidental overdose of prescription drugs, but in interviews, Heath only spoke about insomnia. In 2007 he said: “Last week I probably slept an average of two hours a night. I couldn't stop thinking. My body was exhausted, and my mind was still going.”
In 2013, Perry spoke about his struggle with depression, alcohol and prescription drug abuse. “I was a sick guy... I think I was pretty good at hiding it, but... eventually people were aware.”
After spending time at a clinic in 2010, Lovato revealed she had been treated for anorexia, bulimia and bipolar disorder. “There were times when I was so manic, I was writing seven songs in one night and I'd be up until 5.30 in the morning.”
The talk show host said that after her sitcom was cancelled in 1998, “Everything that I ever feared happened to me... I just went into this deep, deep depression”.
Fry has been open about his struggles with depression. “It’s hard to be a friend to someone who’s depressed, but it is one of the kindest, noblest and best things you will ever do.”
In his autobiography "My Booky Wook," Brand wrote: “I know that I have dramatically changing moods, and I know sometimes I feel really depressed, but I think that's just life.”
Diana, Princess of Wales
Speaking to the BBC in 1995, Diana said, “I was unwell with post-natal depression, which no one ever discusses... You'd wake up in the morning feeling you didn't want to get out of bed, you felt misunderstood, and just very, very low in yourself.”
In 2010, Hamm said medication had helped him in his battle with depression. “You can change your brain chemistry enough to think: ‘I want to get up in the morning; I don't want to sleep until four in the afternoon.'"
In 2007, Winehouse told Rolling Stone, “I do suffer from depression, I suppose. Which isn't that unusual. You know, a lot of people do.” The singer died in 2011 of accidental alcohol poisoning.
The "Harry Potter" author said in 2000: “Depression is the most unpleasant thing I have ever experienced... It is that absence of being able to envisage that you will ever be cheerful again. The absence of hope.”
Seymour described her depression in 2005: “I always think of life like a giant wave... It's just magnificent, and then it crashes. And for a lot of people, when it crashes, that's the end, and they go down the deep, dark hole of depression.”
In her memoir "The Bedwetter," Silverman wrote: “It happened as fast as a cloud covering the sun... As quickly and casually as someone catches the flu, I caught depression.”
Judd has spoken about going to rehab in 2006 when she was “sick and tired of being sick and tired... I looked really good on the outside but I had a lot of anxiety and insomnia.”
Shields wrote about her experiences in her 2005 book "Down Came the Rain: My Journey through Postpartum Depression." She advised: “Don't waste a minute not being happy. If one window closes, run to the next window - or break down a door.”
O'Donnell told "Good Morning America": “The dark cloud that arrived in my childhood did not leave until I was 37 and started taking medication. The grey has gone away. I am living in bright technicolor.”
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The Indian actor spoke of his depression in 2010: “Due to the shoulder injury and the suffering I had got into a depression mode but now I am out of it. I feel happy and boosted with energy.”
The actress opened up about her struggle with depression. "There were days when I would feel okay, but at times, within a day, there was a roller-coaster of feelings. Finally, I accepted my condition," Padukone told an Indian daily.
After Keane's comments about the football star went viral, Walters posted a selfie of himself in the gym on Twitter standing in front of a punching bag with a photo-edited cross over it under the caption "insert face here".
This prompted many of his followers to add images of the Corkman's face to the bag.
Others hit out at Keane for making the "highly inappropriate" comments.
During the 'Off The Ball' roadshow, Keane spoke about his departure from Ireland by hitting back at Walters, Harry Arter and Stephen Ward for their part in the fraught period that preceded his exit.
The assistant rowed with Arter and Walters over the amount of training they were doing leading up to a summer international window.
Ward recorded a WhatsApp audio message, describing the argument, that went public several months later and brought matters to a head.
If you have been affected by any of the issues in this interview, please contact: Shine - www.shine.ie; Turn2Me – www.turn2me.org; or The Irish Hospice Foundation – www.bereaved.ie.
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