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Resources for Men

Although both men and women are affected by mental health concerns, they are each affected in their own ways and have their own risks. 

Men have a lower mental health prevalence and are also less likely to seek treatment, however, they have a higher risk to die by suicide than women.

Warning Signs

Men and women can develop most of the same mental disorders and conditions but may experience different symptoms. Some symptoms include:

  • Anger, irritability, or aggressiveness

  • Noticeable changes in mood, energy level, or appetite

  • Difficulty sleeping or sleeping too much

  • Difficulty concentrating, feeling restless, or on edge

  • Increased worry or feeling stressed

  • Misuse of alcohol and/or drugs

  • Sadness or hopelessness

  • Suicidal thoughts

  • Feeling flat or having trouble feeling positive emotions

  • Engaging in high-risk activities

  • Aches, headaches, digestive problems without a clear cause

  • Obsessive thinking or compulsive behavior

  • Thoughts or behaviors that interfere with work, family, or social life

  • Unusual thinking or behaviors that concern other people

There are many supports for men available including men's support groups.  Check out the links below to find out about the importance, benefits, and resources for men.  Additionally, find out who else in history has been part of a men's support group. Remember, you are NOT alone.

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