Depression can affect men at any time in their life. Though depression is diagnosed less often in men compared to women, suicide is completed by many more men than women. Reasons for this can include men’s reluctance to talk about or seek professional help for their depression. In addition, men can experience challenges accessing mental health services and health care providers can find it difficult to diagnose depression in men. To better understand men’s depression we talked with more than 120 men who experience depression and their partners.
This website shares the things most commonly said in those conversations, and the content here can help you recognise men’s depression. Please note that the Men’s Depression: Help Yourself website does not operate a referral or counseling service. We do however invite you to contribute to conversations on the blog as a means to advancing men’s well-being, and promoting and supporting recovery from depression.