“Don’t buy into the lie that to struggle with mental health means you are any less of a person or a man.”
This is the continuation of Men And Depression. As a male suffering with being bi-polar it is important that we need men to step forward to share their story of deal with the struggles of their own personal battle in Mental Health.
Once again I am using the source The National Institute of Mental Health.
What are the signs and symptoms of depression in men?
Different men have different symptoms, but some common depression symptoms include:
- Anger, irritability, or aggressiveness
- Feeling anxious, restless, or “on the edge”
- Loss of interest in work, family, or once-pleasurable activities
- Problems with sexual desire and performance
- Feeling sad, “empty,” flat, or hopeless
- Not being able to concentrate or remember details
- Feeling very tired, not being able to sleep, or sleeping too much
- Overeating or not wanting to eat at all
- Thoughts of suicide or suicide attempts
- Physical aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems
- Inability to meet the responsibilities of work, caring for family, or other important activities
- Engaging in high-risk activities
- A need for alcohol or drugs
- Withdrawing from family and friends or becoming isolated
Not every man who is depressed experiences every symptom. Some men experience only a few symptoms while others may experience many.
So dear reader the first thing I did to start the managing of Depression was admitting something was wrong, If you experiencing symptons o