Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Suicide is a Gender Issue that Can No Longer Be Ignored (by Jane Powell)

"Suicide rates among men have risen again. It's time to address the root causes of men's depression and inability to talk..."

"Men, regardless of age group, often don't recognise when they are depressed. Depression in men is likely to be signalled by anger, so won't be recognised either by men themselves or by women as depression. Ironically, they may end up in jail rather than a GP's surgery. For a man to ask for help is seen as failure, because by convention men are supposed to be in control at all times."

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