I'm a 27 year-old male and I suffer from depression. I've found that, when it comes to treating depression in men, that there seems to not be a whole lot of information on the subject. That being said, I think it would be beneficial to have a list of resources specifically linked to male depression. I know that it took me years to come to grips with the fact that there wasn't something quite right, and even longer for me to even realize I was depressed. Hopefully, some of these resources will help others. If you are male who suspects that you are suffering from depression, or are a family member of a man who is suffering, I encourage you to take a look at the links and support groups below. Disclaimer: This thread is not meant to segregate gender in any way; if someone wants to make a thread about depression specifically for women, then please do so. Here are some quick facts about depression in men: * 6 million men report feelings of depression per year, as opposed to 12 million women. These numbers are often seen by medical professionals as not being accurate. * Depression in men strikes for a variety of reasons, but the most common include: feelings of failure in their career; unsatisfication with family situation or amount of support they are able to give to their family; unsatisfaction with social status or peer group; unsatisfaction with body image; post-traumatic stress in veterans returning from a combat zone. * Men are significantly less likely than women to report feelings of depression. A number of factors may influence this behavior, including social stigma, loss of peer support groups, perception of "being weak" or perceived loss of career advancement. * Perhaps as a result of this, men are more likely to succeed at suicide attempts. That being said, here are a list of resources specifically relating to depression in men: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/male-depression/MC00041 --good basic information, pretty much goes over the stats and facts that I just glossed over. http://www.midlife-passages.com/depressi.htm -- excellent article that discusses common medicinal treatments and theraputic options for male depression, as well side effects http://www.mcmanweb.com/male_depression.html -- another good study on male depression, and common symptoms of it http://www.askmen.com/sports/bodybuilding/56b_fitness_tip.html--it may surprise you to learn that men are actually more prone to body dysmorphia (unrealistic view of physical self) than women. http://www.ptsdmanual.com/ -- excellent resources that analyzes the causes of PTSD and treatment methods in veterans. http://www.hiddenhurt.co.uk/Abuser/abusive_help.htm -- men suffering from depression may turn to abusing their family members as an expression of their depressed mood. Here's a good resource for those wondering if they are being abusive. If you are the person being abused in the relationship, I encourage you to separate yourself and children from the situation immediately. It's important to realize that the symptoms of male depression are likely to have a very profound effect on family. Symptoms of male depression include alcoholism and overt aggression. Sadly, when the head male of a household is depressed, depression tends to find the rest of the family. That being said, here are a list of support groups: http://www.aa.org -- Alcoholic's Anonymous. http://www.bddsupport.org.uk -- UK-based support group for people of both genders suffering from body dismorphic disorder. http://www.maledepression.com/ -- I read about this website in a copy of Men's Health and Fitness magazine. Started by a company executive who ran marathons to deal with his depression. Has links to other resources. http://www.iraqwarveterans.org/ptsd.htm -- long list of links to support groups for those returning from a combat zone And, of course, links for those suffering from suicidal ideation. If you are currently suicidal, don't hesitate and contact an emergency room immediately! Our very own SF, where you'll find support no matter the time of day: www.suicideforum.com http://www.samaritans.org/ -- UK-based organization. http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/Veterans/Default.aspx - US national suicide hotline. Veterans of the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan have a special hotline reserved. That being said, I hope this thread can help others who, like me, were lost for resources for a long time. Others who wish to contribue, your links are more than welcome!