It’s OK to talk about it!

Anxiety and depression should never make you feel ashamed.

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“Depression and anxiety put you in a position where you have no control and feel very open, helpless and vulnerable. As [men], we are constantly being told we have to be strong and in control when we can barely get out of bed in the morning and every decision takes all the focus and energy we have. It can add to the downward spiral. Learn to ask for help and have someone to lean on, it will make your journey out of that black place a little easier.”

The Huffington Post’s Lindsay Holmes recently wrote about the stigma attached to mental illness, and the increased difficulty for men to speak up and ask for help due to the culture surrounding masculinity.

Talk to your GP about any feelings of anxiety or depression you may be experiencing.

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