This is only a small study, but I am not surprised by the findings.
“Psychology researchers in Australia conducted a longitudinal study of 125 Australian men (ages 18 to 67). They found that many men did not consider experiencing depression for 15 weeks as enough of a reason to seek help. These men reported more barriers to seeking treatment. Men with long-standing depression were more likely agree with statements such as “I would think less of myself for needing help”, “The problem wouldn’t seem worth getting help for”, “I wouldn’t know what sort of help is available”, “This problem is embarrassing”, and “I don’t like to talk about feelings.””
Guys, this is not good enough. 15 weeks of depression symptoms is cause for alarm, not embarrassment!