June is Men’s Health Month – Harvard
One in five adults experience a mental health problem each year. Among them, over 6 million men suffer from depression each year. However, male depression often goes undiagnosed. Men are more likely to report fatigue, irritability, loss of interest in work or hobbies, rather than feelings of sadness or worthlessness.
Additionally, when it comes to seeking treatment, men are less likely than women to seek help for depression, substance abuse, and other stressful life events. This is often attributed to social norms, downplaying of symptoms, or a reluctance to talk. Yet, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, men are four times more likely to commit suicide
If you are concerned about yourself or a loved one, Harvard’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP), provided by KGA, is here to help. Contact us today for a free, confidential assessment. There is no problem that is too large or too small to get the help you need.