Generationally, men have been known to sweep their feelings, both physically and mentally, under the rug.
While we poke fun at men for being dramatic when they are sick, giving them their very own illness - the man flu - it should not deter them from taking their symptoms seriously.
During Men's Health Week, we heard stories of men who had battled both mental and physical illnesses, with one in eight men experiencing depression in their lifetime and one in five men suffering from anxiety.
With the world's focus on COVID-19 over the past few months, other health issues may have slipped under the radar.
But a pandemic as extreme as what we have experienced should be more reason for us to prioritise our overall health.
The isolation alone would be impacting mental health across the globe, and mental health is not limited to the mind.
Anxiety can cause intense physical symptoms, including shortness of breath, heart palpitations, sweating, and shaking.
For someone who has never experienced this before, it can be both debilitating, and terrifying. The symptoms are also similar to that of a heart attack.
Independent member for Rosevears in the Legislative Council Kerry Finch shared his experience with a heart attack this week in Parliament, urging other men not to ignore their symptoms.
"It is well understood that men are often hesitant to seek medical assistance and can sometimes leave it longer than is good for their health," he said.
His advice applies to both medical and mental conditions.
While prevention is key, and Men's Health Week advocates for healthy lifestyle changes, sometimes professional help is needed - and that is OK.
It is not "manly" to ignore your health.
In fact, it takes great strength to admit when you are struggling, and to ask for help, before it is too late. So for the sake of not only yourself, but for your family and friends, stay on top of your health gents.
If you need support, you can contact Beyond Blue 24/7 on 1300 22 4636.