EPISODE #26 | June 28th, 2019

Guest: Tom Duff, MSW, LCSW
Executive Director

WARNING: Stigma increases the risk of untreated mental- or emotional-health conditions or mental illness. And buying into the presumption that a person is weak for getting help can be hazardous, even deadly. One of the highest groups at risk? Males.

Six million men in America deal with depression, but only 49 percent seek treatment. Men account for 75 percent of suicides in the country. Six out of 10 men experience trauma. And the highest mental illness diagnoses for men include: depression, anxiety, psychosis, schizophrenia and eating disorders. What factors contribute to such grim statistics? Oftentimes, it’s the mental health stigma and men’s perception that asking for help makes them look weak. A male himself, Executive Director Tom Duff, MSW, LCSW challenges all men to “man up” by opening up and seeking help when they need it – before they become another statistic.

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