KUALA LUMPUR, 8/6/2021 – Ministry of Health Malaysia (MOH) introduced National Men’s Health Action Plan (2018-2023) to bring to light the importance of paying attention to men’s health. The life expectancy of men in Malaysia is almost five years less than women, 72.7 years compares to 77.4 years for women. MOH also shared the data that men have harder times to demonstrate their mental states of health as compare to women. According to Kristina Barger, an expert in remote team management and psychological wellbeing, it is harder to notice the mental’s health symptoms for men as they usually are more silent and secretive about their struggles. “The global health crisis greatly impacts our mental health. It has been a huge cause of stress and increased feeling of vulnerability. This is because our basic human need for security, as stated in Maslow’s pyramid, has been threatened. We have switched working and other activities at home, in turn lessening our leisure time, social activities, and the possibility of disconnecting,” says Yeo Siang Tiong, General Manager for Southeast Asia at Kaspersky.