“In the West, men are killing themselves..” – NASCAR legend endorses impassioned plea on critical issue in American society

November happens to mark the start of Men’s Mental Health and Awareness Month. In light of this, NASCAR driver Cody Ware pleaded for people to take care of their mental health and also be considerate of others. In his most recent tweet, he wrote that in Western countries men were three to four times more likely to have suicidal thoughts.

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The gesture was appreciated by many fans, as well as other members of the NASCAR community. Apparently the likes of Mark Martin, Austin Theriault and more retweeted Ware’s comments. Without a doubt, mental health is an important issue, and it’s great that awareness is being raised.

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How did NASCAR fans react to the call?

Naturally, many fans were grateful to the Rick Ware Racing driver for raising awareness. Some people even started sharing personal experiences, where they had mental health issues or knew someone who had. Few people even mentioned that they were in bad shape, but had loved ones to take care of them. Unfortunately, there were people who had friends who lost their battle with mental health.

One thing is certain, people’s respect for the NASCAR driver has increased dramatically. A good number of people even insisted that it was not acceptable to hide the fact that they suffered from such problems. They all said there was no shame in wanting help and people needed to break the stigma against talking about mental health.

CONCORD, NORTH CAROLINA – MAY 29: Cody Ware, driver of the #17 Toyota Nurtec ODT, waits on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Xfinity Series Alsco Uniforms 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 29, 2021 in Concord, North Carolina North. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

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According to them, it was largely prevalent among men, who traditionally avoided these topics. Moreover, people have even said that there are many who find it difficult to recognize men’s mental health. It’s safe to say that former NASCAR drivers Mark Martin and Austin Theriault have been strong supporters of Cody Ware’s position. They all know how exhausting life can be and how it can have a dangerous impact on a person.

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