Mental Health & Gender (feat. Hannah Hart) | Kati Morton

Mental Health & Gender (feat. Hannah Hart) | Kati Morton

hey everybody today I'm sitting down with Hannah Hart hello to talk about mental health and gender I think it's really valid point to kind of enter a discussion about mental health but also discussed gender because I feel like there are kind of a lot more barriers between men and taking care of their mental wellness as it's often perceived as this like kind of form a feminine weakness totally and I think that that honestly has been difficult for men to reach out because it's not seen as a manly thing to do and then on the flip side I think women and this is just my hypothesis based on what I've read but then women are marked like oh they had it they had it they had it but in all actuality were just reaching up for help like at a ten to one basis to men so I have a question as I've entered Hollywood I have noticed a lot of people spend a lot of time and money and energy thinking about their bodies and their relationships with their bodies now I've always kind of thought that like to be honest eating disorders was kind of a consequence of women feeling self-conscious about themselves but now that I live here I kind of think that some men may have trouble with that – yeah is there any truth to that yeah there definitely is and then the interesting thing is that we had a new DSM come out for those of you who don't know what the DSM is it's just like the Diagnostic Bible for mental health clinicians it's not the end-all be-all the DSM came out two years ago a new one first time in ten years and they added in binge eating disorder to it as a diagnosis now I know it's been going on forever and ever since I was in school but they finally added it in as a diagnosis and because of that we found that over 40% of those who struggle with binge eating disorder are men whoa I'm checking myself right now because I probably literally I never thought about binge eating a relationship to men though if I think about people that I've known in my life you know the image of a guy just kind of standing blink ly in front of a fridge and I wouldn't even think about that as binge eating yeah or like their carbo loading because they're going to work out like that there's a difference between what we've considered in the past like manly or okay for men to do it's okay for men to drink tons of beer and eat chicken wings or something but it's not okay for women over run it's a disorder exactly and I think that I mean and this is just all us talking obviously about this topic but I think it's important to recognize what stigmas we place and what assumptions we make when it comes to especially eating disorders the next common misconception that we hear about mental health as it relates to gender is that women are more predisposed to get personality disorders more specifically borderline personality disorder and this I'll just be short and sweet with this one because the truth of it is the way that women deal with mental health issues is more internal we tend to turn it in on ourselves we ruminate we feel bad about ourselves we take it out on ourselves so they say that women with we're gonna self-harm like we talked about a little bit before like if we're gonna cut ourselves as a way to cope we're gonna end up in the hospital and we're gonna get marked down as like a borderline personality disorder and so men may have the same symptoms but it doesn't express itself hourly so it's not getting markdown whoa hold that question mm-hmm so when you say borderline personality disorder mm-hmm I walk me through the association with self-harm – borderline personality disorder because when you say borderline personality disorder I think like what they've got multiple personalities I just don't know what you mean that's okay it's a good good question so someone with borderline personality would struggle with attachment usually it's something that occurs to us when we're younger a lot of people who have had PTSD as a child won't attach to a primary caregiver and so we have like I love you I hate you I love you I hate you kind of feeling and I have a video I can link in the description if you want more details about it but because it is a very emotionally expressive disorder a lot of people said it's women primarily and we've come to find out that's actually not true Wow so wow this is all just so interesting but also so general yes I think a lot of the reasons why we're drawn to compartmentalize in society today is because we're trying to understand things to a greater extent so if the things we're saying you know don't resonate don't feel right don't sound right it's because they're not a hundred percent statements because nothing is really a hundred percent statement there are a lot of people on this planet yeah and we're just trying to understand how to help each other and help ourselves to the best of our ability yeah to make sure that we're getting the help that we need and we're not lumping everybody into a bucket and saying women more predisposed for a disorder so a man who's exhibiting eating disorder behaviors just gets overlooked I think the fault honestly falls on professionals like myself knowing all of the different symptom ology and how it may you know show itself and being able to recognize that as oh that may fall into here I should ask these questions right so as a clinician it's your job to look past your own gender bias when trying to see what the best way to help someone might be yes so last time that we got together and talked we actually talked about hormones and stereotypes in terms of like women's mental and emotional imbalances due to hormones but men hormones in their body too right yeah and they do they have estrogen and testosterone as do women there's just different levels and they find that like women we talked about in the PMS video about how women have a monthly cycle of hormonal changes shifts but men have it daily and we talked a little bit about in that video but just to reiterate the testosterone levels rise through the night for men and then go down after they wake up and at 2 to 3 p.m. that afternoon is when their lowest and they may feel depressed or lethargic or even sometimes irritable just because of the hormone shift that's happened that day it's important to know that hormones can play a role in mental health but it's not just a women issue it's not just a woman's problem we're not the only ones with hormones I feel like that's a message that I've definitely heard and received growing up growing up in our what our horrible sex education system we're only twenty-two states provide sex education in schools and thirteen of them have it be anatomically accurate yep but it does speak to the fact where we really can't beat ourselves up for not knowing this and not having to be common knowledge or thinking that all of our current conceptions are true if we haven't investigated them which is why it's so important that channels like yours exist because you're bringing this knowledge to everybody is more easily accessible and I think it's important that we as people who've experienced different things felt things differently need to talk about it I know I hear from a lot of men viewers that they struggle with borderline personality disorder or eating disorders and know that you're not alone and that doesn't make you weird or wrong and as for women I think the thing that I want to leave all of you with is that we reach out for help sooner and that's fucking awesome the sooner we reach out the better I know for myself if I let myself stew like from the moment I think gosh probably back to see my therapist if that goes on for too long it gets harder and harder to make that appointment and get out and so then I end up feeling worse for a longer period of time so the sooner we reach out the better and I think that's why women are more resilient with this but men make the change that's interesting you know you bringing that up yeah men make this I like that men make the change Wow I've learned so much you know what when in doubt just reach out oh everything you are new to my channel and you like Hannah and myself I'm mental of information interesting and exciting don't forget to subscribe I put out videos every Monday and Thursday and I'll put the links to the Articles that I found so that you can read and draw your own conclusion because I feel like the more we educate ourselves and we talk about it starting a conversation is the most important thing Katie thank you so much for having me thank you so much for being here it's just so great to have these like healthy positive discussions and I always feel like I walk away learning a little something yeah well thank you for taking the time to talk with us and I will see you all next time that I'm dying I like to shake it off a little yes like that um leave us a message mmm leave with the message of


  1. Your line about self-harm and borderline personality disorder confused me. It made it sound like if you've self-harmed you have borderline personality disorder… but that doesn't seem right…?

  2. Wait back to men and eating disorders didn't both Tyler Oakley and Shane Dawson suffer from an eating disorder

  3. I love the way Kati says we when she talks about people with that certain disorder. I'm not sure why. It just makes me feel as if she is no different than the rest of us. I just adore her!

  4. Thanks for working to caption your videos! It helps me follow the videos better & I really love being able to share videos I watch and enjoy with friends and family members who rely on captions.

  5. I "exhibit" eating disorder behavior for two years and my parents just fond out because they didn't think that I could have it because I am a guy. Also talk about sexist there are 14 eating disorder clinics Massachusetts and none except male patients.

  6. Hi Katie, thanks for getting your message out there. Good for you for helping bring awareness to mental health!

  7. that explains why jesse sometimes PMSs more then jeana done mainly when he is hungry though but then he says he is hangry for those times not PMSsing

  8. kati also with cutting i would say its more complicated then that because i had a friend that was dealin with a lot and instead of talking about it he had a flip out and he did cut himself (it was just a one time thing) but it was just because he was going through a lot all at once and was having a hard time finding somebody to talk to and didnt want to keep putting everything on me

  9. a lot of males also talk about how they binge eat or want to after a break up also with males sometimes they deal with relationships by fucking other peoples instead of binge eating

    there have been several different podcasts i listened to about how males deal with breakups and i had to watch charles trippy deal with his and it was extremely hard to watch because of his brain tumor more then half the time he couldnt even remember he was divorced

  10. the funny thing about this video is that most of the males at TYT have therapists and talk about it and the females dont one of the females wants one but doesnt think she has the money for it so she just talks to the peoples at the office instead and gets help that way

    thx for this ha bisky vid

  11. #katifaq hi kati. so i have a girlfriend and i am obsessed with texting her literally 24/7. im ok when i understand she is busy in school but i get very upset and passive aggressive when i know she isnt doing much but still isnt texting me. HELP! its ruining our relationship.

  12. Is it normal to stop ( just really stop) something you've just started? I mean, I always start something that I REALLY love at the moment and I just stop to want this and don't do it anymore. (It's really sad, because there is nothing I can finish. If I want to be the best at school I become it but after a while I just give up, even if I'M the best)
    Kisses from Brazil, love your videos.

  13. Hi Kati. I have BPD/AvPD and PTSD. Thankyou for all your videos on PD. I live in England cuts to the NHS has meant I had to fight for 15 months to get therapy and then was only offered 12 weeks. I can't afford private. Your videos have helped me to feel like I am not bad because of my diagnosis.

  14. #katifaq hey, kati. I was just wondering if you could possibly do a video on pathological liars. If so it would be extremely helpful but I understand it's a rather unknown topic so don't worry if you can't xx

  15. Kati as a professional what do you believe about helping people who are also serious criminals like serial killers? Like would you refuse to help them or do you pity them?

  16. I love your videos! I have always been afraid of starting a YouTube channel because of how it may affect my client relationships, but you definitely inspire me and inspire me to be more vocal about mental health!

  17. I would like to see more videos about mental health and relationships. Like the pros and cons of dating someone with mental health issues, the emotional struggle of dating someone with mental health, or whats its like to date someone with a certain disorder, like bipolar, ADHD, depression, or PTSD to name a few.

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