Title: When Men Need Help
Artwork by: YMI x @fishstopfly
Description: Asking for help can be uncomfortable, especially if you’re a man, and have grown up being told things like, boys don’t cry, or that you have to take all your problems and troubles on the chin “like a man”, or that it isn’t “manly” to talk about one’s feelings.
Globally, more men die by suicide than women across different countries–and often, many men don’t speak up about their struggles because of the stigmas they face.
It takes a lot of guts to seek and ask for help, and that’s why we’re shining the spotlight on men this Suicide Prevention Day.
We hope this project helps you see things from the perspectives of our “bros”. Let’s create a safe space for those who are struggling with their mental health to seek help–it’s one of the bravest things anyone can do for themselves and their loved ones.
Ting Fui is a freelance animator and illustrator from Sabah, Malaysia. Inspired by the movies from Studio Ghibli since her childhood, she likes to use watercolour as her main art medium. In her free time, she enjoys live sketching while observing people and her surroundings, as this gives her a sense of tranquillity and fun.