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NIMH Twitter Chat on Men and Depression

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NIMH Twitter Chat

Although depression is more common in women, men suffer from depression too. Often, men are reluctant to seek help for their depression and believe their feelings will pass after a couple of days. Getting treatment sooner rather than later is critical to feeling better. Without treatment, depression can lead to suicide and men with depression are more likely to die by suicide than women. Therefore, it is important for men to recognize the signs and symptoms of depression and get help.

To learn more about the symptoms, causes, and treatments for depression in men, please join the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) for a Twitter chat during National Men’s Health Week on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EST. NIMH expert Matthew Rudorfer, M.D., chief of the Somatic Treatments Program, will be answering your questions related to men and depression during the chat.

Please use the hashtag #NIMHchats  to follow and participate in the Twitter chat. To ask questions, you must have a Twitter account. If you prefer to simply observe the chat taking place, you may enter #NIMHchats at to view the conversation in real-time. An archive of the chat will be posted on NIMH’s website following the event.

If you have any questions, please email See you on Twitter!