Depression comes in many forms. You may be feeling sad, unhappy, irritable, hopeless. You may be saying things to yourself such as, “I’m a failure”, “Just get on with it” or “What’s the point?” Are you angry with yourself and everything around you? Are you self-critical, so much so that you lack enthusiasm, motivation, and self-esteem?
Traditionally, men are brought up to be strong and are encouraged to put up a wall around any sign of vulnerability. When men are unable to maintain this façade, they often feel bad, they shut down, and they hide their feelings. This can lead to defensive responses and anger.