With all the responsibilities and expectations that are heaped on the typical American male, it’s no wonder that many experience anxiety and depression. Yet, while data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates that nearly one out of every ten American men experiences daily feelings of depression or anxiety, fewer than half seek treatment. Many men take a stoic view of suffering in the belief that asking for help is a sign of weakness. Instead of leaving themselves feeling vulnerable, many would prefer to withdraw and suffer in silence. This is a very unfortunate stance to take because depression is the leading cause of disability among adults and is linked to a number of medical conditions.
If you broke your arm, you’d see a doctor, right? Well, if you’re dealing with a rough patch, you deserve the same sort of help. Our compassionate counselors can help you, regardless of your gender. We provide a safe space and compassionate attention, whether you’re dealing with stress, anxiety, grief, or depression. Call one of our offices today or visit our website for a fee online assessment at: www.plainsareamentalhealth.org.
P.S. Men may be more at risk for depression as they get older and grow more susceptible to medical conditions linked to depression, such as cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, and cancer.