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Even if you’re the “strong, silent type,” sometimes you need to take control of your life and your health. Take positive steps today. Men in Michigan can check their mental health and find local resources at HealthyMenMichigan.org.
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Six million men in the United States experience depression in any given year. Depression is common and treatable and seeking help for it shows strength and courage. Check your symptoms today at HealthyMenMichigan.org.
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Myth: Only people with tough life circumstances experience depression. Fact: A person can experience depression even if they have everything they want and feel they should be happy. You can check in on your own mental health at HealthyMenMichigan.org and find local resources.
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Directions aren’t the only help men are reluctant to seek. Many men hesitate to reach out for help if they are feeling sad or depressed. HealthyMenMichigan.org provides mental health resources for men in Michigan.
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Your mental health is a vital part of your overall health, so don’t ignore it. More than 6 million men have depression. This common condition is highly treatable. Check in on your mental health at HealthyMenMichigan.org.
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When your car runs poorly, you find what’s wrong with it or take it in to be evaluated. Give your health, including your mental health, the same attention. Take a free & anonymous mental health screening and find Michigan resources at HealthyMenMichigan.org.
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If your bad days are stacking up and turning into bad weeks, it may be more than just life’s frustrations. It may be depression. Take a quick check at HealthyMenMichigan.org.
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Your health is important not only to you, but to the people who love and rely on you. Your family, friends, and colleagues need you to be mentally and physically healthy. Take care of them by taking care of yourself and checking in on your mental health at HealthyMenMichigan.org.
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If you love a man who struggles with irritability and anger, he may actually have depression. Men often exhibit depression symptoms that are different than women. HealthyMenMichigan.org is a resource available for men in Michigan to check in on their own mental health and find local resources. Check out HealthyMenMichigan.org today.
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Men can be reluctant to seek help when they are physically hurt, and also if they are having symptoms of depression. A loved one or friend who suggests a confidential resource to check on his mental health would be welcome. Tell the man you love to visit HealthyMenMichigan.org today to check in on his own mental health and find some local resources.
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Does your husband/brother/boyfriend/son seem more down than usual? Six million men have depression and many go untreated because they are reluctant to ask for help. Depression is common and treatable. Let the man in your life know that HealthyMenMichigan.org is a great resource for Michigan men to check in on their mental health and find local resources.
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You are the captain of your own ship. Take control of your #mentalhealth. Visit HealthyMenMichigan.org.
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About 6 million American men suffer from #depression. Take a free screening and get local resources for men at HealthyMenMichigan.org.
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When is another lousy mood actually #depression? Take a screening and find resources at HealthyMenMichigan.org.
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Take care of those you love by taking care of yourself. Check your #mentalhealth at HealthyMenMichigan.org.
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Don’t waste another day unhappy and irritable. Take control now with a #mentalhealth screening at HealthyMenMichigan.org.
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Men who face problems want to solve them. Take the first step to solving any #mentalhealth issues with a screening @ HealthyMenMichigan.org.
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Myth: Depression is only for people w/ rough life circumstances. Fact: #Depression can hit anyone. Check symptoms @ HealthyMenMichigan.org.
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Seeking help for your #mentalhealth is a sign of strength. Find screenings and local resources at HealthyMenMichigan.org.
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Suicide can be prevented by addressing #mentalhealth problems before they become a crisis. Check your health at HealthyMenMichigan.org.
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If you no longer enjoy what you once really liked to do, you may have #depression. Check your mental health at HealthyMenMichigan.org.
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Know a man who always seems angry and aggressive? It may actually be #depression. Screenings & resources at HealthyMenMichigan.org.
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Men like to take control and solve problems, but many ignore their own #mentalhealth. Tell a man you love about HealthyMenMichigan.org.
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If a man you love is struggling, but won’t seek help, tell him men can take screenings & find resources @ HealthyMenMichigan.org.
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About Healthy Men Michigan

Healthy Men Michigan is a campaign dedicated to engaging men in important conversations about mental health. We offer free and anonymous mental health screenings to help you learn if the symptoms you are experiencing are consistent with depression or another common and treatable mental health disorder. At the end of the screening, you will be connected with helpful information and local resources.

Facts and Statistics

Depression

  • In any given year, 6.7 %, or about 14.8 million Americans have a major depressive episode.
  • Depression can develop at any age, but the median age for someone to develop depression is 32 years old.
  • People with depression are four times as likely to have a heart attack as those who do not have depression.

Depression and Suicide in Men

  • Approximately 6 million men in America experience depression in any given year.
  • One study by the American Psychological Association revealed that only one in four men who experience depression seek help.
  • Suicide is the 10th highest cause of death across the United States.
  • Suicide claims over 42,000 lives each year, with rates disproportionately higher for middle-aged men 35-64 years old.
  • Men die by suicide 3.5 times more often than women.
  • White males accounted for 7 of 10 suicides in 2014.

Suicide in Michigan

  • Suicide represents the leading cause of injury death among men in Michigan.
  • The CDC reports that there are 18.2 suicides per 100,000 Michigan residents every year.
  • The overall rate of death by suicide among men in Michigan was 4 times higher than rates among females.

In Michigan, Suicide is

  • 2nd leading cause of death for ages 10-34.
  • 4th leading cause of death for ages 35-54.
  • 8th leading cause of death for ages 55-64.
  • 18th leading cause of death for ages 65 & older.

Sources:
http://chapterland.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/10/2016/03/Michigan-Facts-2016.pdf
https://www.michigan.gov/documents/mdch/suicide_fact_sheet_region_8_final_390537_7.pdf