Getting Help

Be sure to visit our resources section for more information

If you need immediate help
call 1-800-273-TALK or visit

“If you’re feeling lost, depressed, or alone – please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK. The call is free
and crisis workers are there 24/7 to assist you.”

Family Members Can Help
Men with depression are often unaware they have a treatable illness called depression.  They typically believe the way they feel is just the way life is and can’t be changed.  Family members can help by leading men to professional care they may be reluctant to ask for.


“You can go out there and conquer the world, but then there’s that voice say “who are you? You know you can’t do that. That cancerous attitude, that self-defeatist attitude and it’s always there.”

– James
Iraq War Vet

Medical Disclaimer

The information presented in this site is not intended as and should not be considered medical advice.  Please consult your health care professional for an opinion regarding a specific medical condition.

Questions to Ask

Here are some questions you may want to ask that can help you and your doctor figure out the best treatment that fits you:

  • What is causing my depression? Is it another health problem or medication?
  • Which treatments are right for me(medication, counseling, or both)? Why?
  • What medication side effects should I look out for?
  • If I notice side effects, who should I contact, you or someone else in your office?
  • Are there any foods, alcohol, or medications that I shouldn’t take while I’m on this medication?
  • How long will it take before I start feeling better?
  • How long do I need to take this medication and/or be in therapy?
  • What if this doesn’t work? What’s next?
  • Will my insurance pay for it? How much will I have to pay?
  • What if I can’t pay for the medication? Are there any free as samples from the company that makes it?
  • Should I think about experimental treatments or clinical trials?
  • Is there anything else I can do to feel better?
  • How do I talk about my depression with other people?
  • Should I talk to my advisor or my boss about it?
  • What should I do if I start to feel suicidal?