Family

Is there a man in your life who maybe depressed?
Is he your:
  • Husband
  • Partner
  • De facto
  • Father
  • Son
  • Boyfriend
  • Friend

Often men with depression do not recognize or acknowledge that they are depressed. They may not be aware of signs and symptoms of depression, or they may feel too hopeless to address the issue. Men with depression may think that how they feel is normal and not the result of a mental health condition.  Helping men with depression can be challenging as they often don’t see the point of doing anything and may feel that no one can really help them.

If someone in your life has depression, may feel helpless and you may wonder what to do.  Learn the signs and symptoms of depression   Depression signs and symptoms vary from person to person. They can include:

  • Feeling sad, down or “empty”
  • Losing interest in activities that were once a source of pleasure
  • Feeling hopeless, worthless or helpless
  • Feeling irritable or restless
  • Changes in appetite, and losing or gaining weight unintentionally
  • Sleeping poorly or oversleeping
  • Feeling fatigued or having decreased energy
  • Having persistent feelings of guilt
  • Having trouble thinking, concentrating or making decisions
  • Having thoughts of suicide
  • Abusing alcohol or drugs