Depression in men

Depression in men

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Are you a male? Are you depressed? Have you ever been depressed? Can men depressed? Yes, of course. Depression is a state of mind which happens to all. Men express their feelings differently and there are different ways to cope for them. It is a treatable mental health condition and not a sign of emotional weakness or failing masculinity. Unfortunately, depression in men often gets overlooked as many of us find it difficult to talk about our feelings. Instead, we tend to focus on the physical symptoms that often accompany male depression, such as back pain, headaches, difficulty sleeping, or sexual problems. This can result in the underlying depression going untreated, which can have serious consequences. Men suffering from depression are four times more likely to commit suicide than women,…
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Why didn’t you walk away?

Why didn’t you walk away?

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My name is Monica and as a domestic violence survivor, I have been asked this question innumerable times,” Why didn’t you walk away? Why suffer? How could you allow your dignity to be crushed?”. Generally, domestic violence also involves elements of marital rape. Following talk sheds light on the dilemma a victim of violence and rape faces and what drives her/him to silence, atleast initially. Coming out is generally an after thought when nth victim, a ‘lone tigress’ declares her story of abuse and it gains media traction, others follow like meek sheep in the comfort of her lead. It is this meek herd mentality that we must address. Bigger question remains. Should a victim talk or not? Well, for change to occur and cycle of abuse to end, lot…
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