Surveys from around the world show that men everywhere find it difficult to open up about mental health, though they are significantly more at risk of attempting suicide than women. In this Special Feature, we look at why this may be and how to address this issue. In high-income countries, three times as many men as women die by suicide, according to a World Health Organization WHO report from And Mental Health America, a community-based nonprofit, reference data suggesting that more than 6 million men in the U. Despite these staggering figures, the National Institute of Mental Health NIMH report that men are less likely than women to have received formal mental health support in the past year.
The number of women athletes at the Olympic Games is approaching 50 per cent. Since , women have participated in every Olympic sport at the Games. Accredited coaches at the Games Women continue to be underrepresented as coaching staff at the Olympic Games. The Gender Equality Review Project has highlighted the need to address the imbalance in coaching. The International Olympic Committee, in addition to improving its own internal balance, encourages NOCs and IFs to increase the number of women in decision-making positions.