A friend of mine asked me a question after a recent visit with his doctor.
"Why are they asking me whether I feel down?" he said. "That's not a physical health thing. Or is it?"
He had a legitimate question. Having
It's not just happening in the U.S.
Men die by suicide in greater numbers across many countries. In Canada, for example, more than 3700 men died by suicide in 2011, and the numbers haven't been kinder since. The
Men are good at a lot of things (so are women, by the way). But one area they've outshined women across Warren and Clinton Counties isn't the best.
That area is suicide completions.
By far, men have been more
It's been a rough weekend for our country.
First, a gunman opened fire on an El Paso, Texas Walmart on Saturday. Then early Sunday morning, violence struck very close to home in downtown Dayton. In all, 29 people died
There's no denying that mental health issues affect men and women. And research indicates that mental illnesses affect women at a higher rate than men.
But when it comes to getting help, men just don't do it well.
You may be pretty familiar with the statistic: one in five Americans are living with a mental illness. That's according to the National Institute of Mental Health, which says that in 2017, that meant 46.6 million