When someone decides it's time to get some help for a mental health or addiction issue, or when they are told to do by a court, those first steps are truly tough. It's truly not an easy thing to tell yourself you need
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.