At some point in our lives, many of us find ourselves in positions where we feel overwhelmed and unable to cope. In fact, each year about 15 million Americans, including more than 6 million men, experience depression. Being away from home and on the road can cause stress. When you add home demands, you have the recipe for even more stress, anxiety, or depression.
Learning to identify the symptoms of depression and a willingness to ask for help is important to maintaining good mental health. The following resources provide information about support programs and tips for ensuring your emotional health.
The National Institute of Mental Health
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is a good starting point for learning more about the signs, symptoms, and treatments of depression.
Importantly, NIMH can help you get help. NIMH suggests that if you’re unsure where to go for help, you should talk to someone you trust who has experience in mental health, like a doctor, nurse, or minister. NIMH provides more information about the types of people and places that will make a referral to, or provide, diagnostic and treatment services.
It takes courage to ask for help. Learn about depression in men and how to help yourself or others who are depressed.
Additional Mental Health Resources
Everyday Health also provides a comprehensive resource center for finding out more about depression. Included in the resources is a useful discussion of how depression affects your overall health and wellness when left untreated.