I would agree with this, and I was guilty of more than a couple of the things on this list before I got help. Learn from our mistakes. Are you guilty of any of them currently?
As a man, I can tell you that talking about the topic of depression with other guys makes you about as popular as a porcupine in a balloon factory.
But here’s the thing – nearly 10% of men in the United States struggle with this mental health issue (CDC, 2015). And it’s safe to say those numbers are likely much higher.
The reason? Most guys would rather admit to anything other than what they feel. For many of us, it’s just not part of our DNA.
I’m not saying this is true for all males. But in my experience as a counselor specializing in men’s issues, this trait applies to many men.
What follows are 10 things men do that make their depression worse. It goes without saying that many of these actions apply to all genders. I’m listing the biggies, however, for the guys.