Myth: Men are Afraid to Talk about Depression, and it’s Literally Killing Them

This myth arises from our ingrained cultural obsession with demeaning and disparaging men’s needs and men’s challenges.

The thrust behind this myth is that men are defective women, consequently, when men have serious problems, it is due to their “macho” choices and their refusal to assimilate feminine virtues (such as dwelling on one’s “feelings” and expending massive efforts to discuss one’s “feelings” in order to control one’s life by controlling one’s “feelings.”)

We know the myth, well, as it saturates our feminized media, system of education, and institutions.

The reality, however, is quite different from the myth.

First, we know that over 84% of men who have committed suicide sought help within the year before they committed suicide.[1] What we are learning is that when men seek help, there is no help available. Our current feminized system of education, psychology and medicine is based on treating women for depression, not men.

Second, we know that men’s depression is completely different from women’s depression. Men’s biological markers (DNA) respond in the completely opposite direction that women’s biology responds to depression.[2] There is no research done for men’s clinical depression (although billions are spent each year on women’s health and treatment).

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Third, men’s DNA makes them more vulnerable to substance abuse. Many men use drugs in order to work and maintain the relentless economic pressure on men (such as child support). This biological vulnerability to substance abuse vastly increases men’s vulnerability to clinical depression and the difficulty in treating men’s clinical depression. (When men are clinically depressed and turn to substance abuse to self-medicate, because medical help is not available, it not only increases their vulnerability to clinical depression, it further worsens their situational crises). When men turn to substance abuse, for any reason (including vulnerability to substance abuse because of clinical depression) they are six times more likely to commit suicide.[3] (In our misandrist/gynocentric system, men who have a problem with substance abuse are usually simply jailed or criminalized, whereas women are usually diverted to treatment programs paid by taxpayers).

Fourth, our feminized (misandrist) system of education provides only feminist oriented counselors and therapists. If men try to “open up” to these therapists, who are trained to hate men for their sexuality and normal feelings, instead of receiving helpful counseling, the men will receive shaming and ridicule from the “therapists.” (For example, a man who tries to talk to a therapist about his sexual needs will be shamed by the therapist and lectured on not objectifying women. The “therapists” will dismiss the man’s sexual needs as irrelevant or pathological).

Fifth, when men “open up and talk about their feelings” our culture and institutions are, literally, designed to shame, embarrass, persecute, criminalize and hate men for their feelings. The entire field of feminist “gender studies” is largely nothing but a massive body of excuses to hate men for their feelings, biology and birthrights. This gender feminism saturates virtually every aspect of our lives, and, virtually every institution with which a man comes into contact in our culture. The result is that the largest gender suicide gaps in age groups occur when men have the most contact, or, are required to place reliance upon, our gynocentric and feminized institutions.

Anyone who suggests that the tragedy of male suicide is the fault of the victims, or, worse, the fault of an entire gender, is, literally, incapable of rendering any professional or humane assistance to the problem of male suicide in the gender suicide gap.


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[1] Cho J1, Kang DR, Moon KT, Suh M, Ha KH, Kim C, Suh I, Shin DC, Jung SH., “Age and gender differences in medical care utilization prior to suicide”, J Affect Disord. 2013 Apr 5;146(2):181–8. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2012.09.001. Epub 2012 Sep 25.

[2] Zhiguang Huo, Kelly Cahill, Leon French, Rachel Puralewski, Joyce Zhang, Ryan W. Logan, George Tseng, David A. Lewis, Etienne Sibille, Opposite Molecular Signatures of Depression in Men and Women, 84 Biological Psychiatry 1, pp. 18–27 (2018)

[3] Dragisic, T., Dickov, A., Dickov, V., & Mijatovic, V. (2015, June). Drug Addiction as Risk for Suicide Attempts. Retrieved August 30, 2017, from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4499285/#ref4

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