Depression is never a sign of weakness, but a real illness that can rob you of your will to live. The stigma and misconceptions surrounding depression make it difficult for men to seek support (men depression).
Thanks to the Canadian Mental Health Organisation for setting up a project with photos showing what it feels for men to have depression i.e. what men depression is truly is. With the aim of letting them know they are not alone in the struggle.
The more you talk about depression, the more the stigma surrounding the illness erodes away. Depression needs to be tackled head on … You wouldn’t try to tackle heart disease or diabetes on your own. It shouldn’t be any different for depression,” the project’s coordinator, Joshua Beharry told HuffingtonPost.
The project shows that men are less likely than women to seek treatment.