Men's Issues

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Men's Issues

Based on recent information from the Men's Health Forum and Counseling Directory:

  • 4 in 5 suicides (78%) are by men
  • For men under 35 suicide is the leading cause of death
  • Men are nearly three times more likely than women to become alcohol dependent (8.7% of men are alcohol dependent vs 3.3% of women)
  • Men are more likely to use (and die from) illegal drugs
  • Men are less likely to access psychological therapies than women

Symptoms for Men's Issues

According to the National Institute of Mental Health:

  • Anger, irritability or aggressiveness
  • Noticeable changes in mood, energy level or appetite
  • Difficulty sleeping or sleeping too much
  • Difficulty concentrating, feeling restless or always on edge
  • Increased worry or feeling stressed
  • A need for alcohol or drugs
  • Sadness or hopelessness
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Feeling flat or difficulty feeling positive emotions
  • Engaging in high-risk activities
  • Ongoing headaches, digestive issues or pain
  • Obsessive thinking or compulsive behavior
  • Thoughts or behaviors that interfere with work, family or social life
  • Unusual thinking or behavior that becomes a concern to other people
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