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5 MINUTE MEN'S MENTAL HEALTH U.S. MALE POPULATION: 151,781,326 million MALES AFFECTED BY DEPRESSION PER YEAR: 6 million 1 in 5 adults experience a mental health problem each year Serious mental illness costs America $193.2 billion in lost earnings per year 5 5 Major Mental Health Problems Affecting Men DEPRESSION Over 6 million men suffer from depression per year. Male depression often goes undiagnosed. Men are more likely to report fatigue, irritability, loss of interest in work or hobbies, rather than feelings of sadness or worthlessness. ΑΝΧΙΕT Approximately 19.1 million American adults ages 18 to 54 have an anxiety disorder. 3,020,000 men have a panic disorder, agoraphobia, or any other phobia. BIPOLAR DISORDER 2.3 million Americans are affected by bipolar disorder. An equal amount of men and women develop the illness. The age of onset for men is between 16 to 25 years old. PSYCHOSIS AND SCHIZOPHRENIA Approximately 3.5 million people in the U.S. are diagnosed with schizophrenia and it is one of the leading causes of disability. Ninety percent of people who are diagnosed with schizophrenia by age 30 are men. EATING DISORDERS Males account for an estimated 10% of patients with anorexia or bulimia and an estimated 35% of those with binge-eating disorder. Men with eating disorders are less likely to seek professional help than women. FAST FACTS: SUICIDE The highest suicide rates in the U.S. are found in Caucasian men over the age of 85. AMONG THE ELDERLY Male suicides have been on the rise since 2000. Suicide is the 7th leading cause of death among males, accounting for 2.2% of all male deaths in 2011. More than 4 times as many men as women die by suicide in the U.S. In 2010, a total of 38,364 Americans died by suicide and over three-quarters (79%) of these suicides were men. ON THE RISE GENDER DISPARITY Gay and bisexual men are more likely to develop mental health disorders than heterosexual men. Gay males are at an increased risk for suicide attempts, especially before the age of 25. Factors indluding social isolation, substance abuse, unemployment, military-related trauma, genetic predisposition, and other mood disorders, put individuals at a higher risk for suicide. SEXUAL ORIENTATION RISK FACTORS SUBSTANCE ABUSE ALCOHOL DEPENDENCY GAY AND BISEXUAL MEN MILITARY VETERANS Approximately 1 in 5 men develop alcohol dependency during their lives. Homosexual men are more likely to have higher rates of substance abuse than heterosexual men. Male veterans, regardless of their form of service, experience nearly twice the rate of alcohol and drug use as women. FAMOUS ATHLETES WITH MENTAL ILLNESS Sanders, the center for the Milwaukee Bucks, left the NBA to spend time addressing his mental health The former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback suffered frequent panic attacks after games. He was diagnosed with clinical depression in the late 1990s. BRANDON MARSHALL issues, which include anxiety and depression. During his time as wide receiver for the Miami Dolphins, Marshall announced his diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). He spent three months of intensive treatment at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts, where he used Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to work on emotional regulation. TERRY BRADSHAW LARRY SANDERS Piersall played 20 years of professional baseball. During his rookie season in 1952, he suffered a breakdown, leading to a diagnosis of bipolar disorder, then called manic depression. In 1989, Campbell, former football pro and Hall of Fame running back, was diagnosed with panic and anxiety disorder. He reveals his struggles with mental illness in his autobiography which was published in 1999. KEYON DOOLING NBA player Dooling's 2012 breakdown was his lowest point and prompted his recovery process. He suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from years of repressed memories of sexual abuse as a child. Since leaving the NBA, he has become an advocate for sexual abuse victims. EARL CAMPBELL JIM PIERSALL THE SCIENCE OF MALE MENTAL HEALTH: are correlated with Low levels of DEPRESSION, STRESS, AND MOOD SWINGS, especially among older men - TESTOSTERONE SEEKING TREATMENT MEN ARE LESS LIKELY THAN WOMEN TO SEEK HELP FOR DEPRESSION, SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND STRESSFUL LIFE EVENTS DUE TO: Reluctance to talk Social norms Downplaying symptoms FOR MORE INFO, VISIT: MIHA Mental Health America #B4Stage4 REFERENCES: borderline http://www.mayoclinicorg/diseases-conditions/depression/in-depth/male-depression/art-20046216 statistics 85,P0753/

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