Men and mental health: What you should know

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Mental health issues like anxiety and depression affect all genders, yet we usually don’t hear as much about men struggling with these problems as we do with women. While attitudes are changing, one reason is the view held by many men that troubling or negative emotions like sadness, anxiety or stress are signs of weakness. This can make them reluctant to seek treatment or speak up about distressing emotions. Yet mental health issues can be effectively treated with counseling, medication, or both. Getting help early is vital.

Here’s what you should know to feel and function better: