The un-emotional, tough as nails lone wolf. Society’s portrait of the ultimate man is a rough and tough type that keeps everything inside, becoming his own island. That may play well in romance novels and movies, but in reality it wreaks havoc with men.
Close to six million men have clinical depression, but they’re less prone to seek help than women. Even though depression is almost twice as common in women, men are less likely to admit they are depressed, talk to someone about their feelings, or recognize depression’s physical symptoms.
Should men really shoulder their burdens on their own?
Considering men commit suicide four times more than women, it’s time for men to drop their guard. The National Institute for Mental Health has a great program to raise awareness that men must seek help for depression, before their island begins sinking.
Here are some more of my blogs on this topic:
- Diagnosing Depression
- Small study associates hair-loss medication with depression
- Disordered sleep breathing associated with depression
- The benefits of ‘bright light therapy’ for depression
- Too much TV, too little exercise associated with depression
- Exercise Reduces Depression Risk
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