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Depression in Men

Depression is a serious but treatable medical condition — a brain disease — that can strike anyone, including men.  In America alone, more than 6 million men have depression each year.

Whether you're a company executive, a construction worker, a writer, a police officer, or a student; whether you are rich or poor; surrounded by loved ones or alone; you are not immune to depression. Some factors, however, such as family history, undue stress, the loss of a loved one, or serious illnesses can make you more vulnerable.

If left untreated, depression can lead to personal, family, and financial difficulties. With appropriate diagnosis and treatment, however, most people recover. The darkness disappears, hope for the future returns, and energy and interest in life becomes stronger than ever. more >>

Hear real stories of men with depression, how they got help and got better. more >>

Rene Ruballo and Jimmy Brown

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