On average, one in 8 men will have depression and one in 5 men will experience anxiety at some stage of their lives.
Men are less likely to experience anxiety and depression than women. They are also less likely to talk about it. This increases the risk of their anxiety or depression going unrecognised and untreated.
Untreated depression is a high risk factor for suicide. In Greater Manchester , there were 201 suicides, and of these , men were 3.1 times more likely to die of suicide.
It’s important to remember that anxiety and depression are conditions, not weaknesses, and effective treatments are available.