Depression and Suicide Common for Men

Mental health concerns are a top health priority for men. In fact, more than 6 million men in the U.S. have depression each year and men are four times more likely to commit suicide than women.

Signs of Depression in Men

Men who are depressed may be irritable, aggressive, or hostile. Other symptoms of depression include:

  • Persistent feelings of sadness, anxiety, or emptiness
  • Hopelessness
  • Feeling guilty, worthless, or helpless
  • Loss of interest in hobbies and activities
  • Loss of interest in sex
  • Feeling tired
  • Trouble concentrating, remembering, or making decisions
  • Trouble sleeping, waking up too early, or oversleeping
  • Eating more or less than usual
  • Weight gain or weight loss
  • Thoughts of death or suicide with or without suicide attempts
  • Restlessness or irritability
  • Physical symptoms that defy standard diagnosis and do not respond well to medical treatments