According to Mental Health America, over 6 million men suffer with depression each year, which often goes undiagnosed. Men are more likely to report fatigue, irritability, loss of interest in work or hobbies, rather than (admit) feelings of sadness and worthlessness.

Men are also less likely than women to seek medical help for physical and mental health issues, and 4x more likely to die by suicide.

Men also struggle more with having friends and making new friends, who escalates feelings of loneliness and a lack of reliable assistance and emotional support.

Want to help and support the men (of any age!) in your life? Check in with them, connect often, and nurture these important factors that support men’s health and wellness.

Remember, men too need our love and support all year round.


Maria Constantinou, LMFT, LMHC, BSN is a licensed psychotherapist offering services for NY, NJ, and CT residents, and the owner of Lifespan Wellness Marriage & Family Therapy PLLC in Queens, NY.

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