About 1 in 8 men will experience depression at some stage in their life, and about 1 in 5 men will experience anxiety at some stage in their life.
Although commonly associated with new mothers, postnatal depression can also affect new fathers. Studies have estimated that 10% of new fathers suffer from postnatal depression, and in the UK, just over a third of new fathers are concerned about their mental health.
A whopping 74 tv programmes displayed storylines on mental health issues, including 53 self-harm scenarios and 33 occurrences of violence. Most instances made the characters out to be the victim.
Depression can be triggered by something as simple as the ending of a tv programme. So don’t be surprised if you feel a bit down about the end of a series of Top Gear.
SAD syndrome - Seasonal affective disorder-)is when you feel down in the winter months.
Did you know a lot of well-known celebrities suffer from depression? Jim Carrey, Johnny Depp, Hugh Laurie, Matthew Perry and Michael Phelps to name a few!