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The men in your life need support and you can be the difference.

When a guy is dealing with depression, a reliable support system is crucial.[1] Friends and family are often integral in noticing and addressing problematic symptoms, and can be a major part of the recovery process. Whether you are a guy with depression who wants to help a friend or someone who knows a guy dealing with depression, your support can influence a man to confront the issue and give him a source of strength throughout his recovery process.

Providing support for a man with depression requires a great deal of empathy, understanding, and encouragement. This section of our site offers a number of tips for noticing the signs of depression in men and being an effective support.

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  1. Jensen, M., Smith, A., Bombardier, C., Yorkston, K., Miró, J., & Molton, I. (2014). Social support, depression, and physical disability: Age and diagnostic group effects. Disability and Health Journal, 7(2), 164-172. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2013.11.001