Hey Guys! Are You Feeling It?

Sadness or Depression?

Sadness or Depression?

Are you a “middle-aged” guy feeling alone? Are all the pressures of job, family, finances and plain life building up inside you? Or maybe it is a job or family loss that has you angry, frustrated and drained. Is this all there really is to life? Or maybe you notice a friend not himself lately.

Sadness?

Teens, with school kicking back into gear, it can create all types of thoughts, emotions and physical exhaustion. Most teenagers do not eat healthy or get the required amount of sleep, so feeling tired is normal -right? Do you feel down because you realize summer is over? Maybe you relax better outside in nature rather than stuck in a classroom? Do you think you not “normal” and won’t fit in? Are you tired of being bullied?

Young men, are you nervous about starting college? Do you feel you are not going to be good enough to please everyone, especially yourself?  How will you keep up with classes, homework, activities, and of course, the girlfriend?

Depressed?

How would you know if you, or a friend, is sad and not depressed?

Did you know men are considerably more likely to die from a suicide attempt than women? Guys may show depression in different ways than gals. They are more likely to not share what they are thinking or feeling, keeping it all to themselves. Plus, men may be more likely to turn to alcohol as an “acceptable” way to deal with their thoughts or feelings.

While we aren’t going to be able to fix your day to day questions or issues on here, know that you are not alone. There are people who care about YOU. There are people and resources to help you walk through what you are dealing with. Reach out to them.

We found a couple good articles describing and relating to depression in males. Just click the links below -if not for you, maybe for that buddy of yours.

http://www.tosavealife.com/hey-dudes-heres-how-to-tell-if-your-sadness-is-actually-depression/

http://mensdepression.org/2013/02/16/gender-differences-in-being-diagnosed-with-depression/

REMEMBER: You can call the Crisis Hotline anytime, day or night, at: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)