n Mental Health Matters - Men, depression and stigma - the long and lonely road to recovery

Volume 1, Issue 2
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One of the main roadblocks to recovery for men who suffer from depression is our social tendency to stigmatize mental illnesses.

Many people, particularly men, living with mental illness are often dealt a double blow. On the one hand, they struggle with the debilitating symptoms of the disease and on the other, they are challenged by the stereotypes about typical "real man's" behaviour. As a result of both, men with mental illness are robbed of the opportunities to access treatment needed, and thereby regain a good quality of life.

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