We all know 2020 was a rough year, to say the absolute least. From January to September 2020, nearly 535,000 people took an online screening for depression—a 62 percent increase over the total number for all of 2019, according to Mental Health America.
Still, while many people are seeking help, men typically speak about their mental health less often than women. This is especially troubling when you consider the suicide rate is almost four times higher for men than it is for women, and men are also nearly twice as likely as women to binge drink.
It makes sense, though. Men are taught to be tough, and while the stigma around mental health is fading, it is still an uphill battle for many men to speak openly about their problems. However, men who speak up might find their depression is more manageable than they thought—and they have several