The importance of an accurate diagnosis not based on gender is critical.
The actual admission that I had a problem came about casually.
As much as depression is common among men, very few, accept it. To “MAN UP,” they usually, pretend that they are not tired or sad and are adequately handling whatever issues they may have.
Divorce tends to increase the risk of men developing anxiety, depression, and drug abuse.
Depression is an illness, not a sign that you are broken.
By opening up about my depression, I have encouraged my son to seek help when he needs it. As a father perhaps that is one of the greatest gifts I can offer.
This changing masculinity recognizes the benefits of therapy and isn’t afraid of initializing self-improvement.