Here in the UK, three times more men take their lives than women but, more generally, twice as many women report suffering from depression. As we know, depression is far from the only reason people will take their own lives, but are there reasons that men seem to report depression less? Does hidden depression exist, do men respond to the stresses of life differently or do they still have a problem opening up? All this will be discussed in our spanking new Ep. Please continue to let us know your thoughts, and gents... if you're suffering, please, please, please, do not continue to do so in silence... you owe it to yourself to get help.
This is "Why the long face?". In which we attempt to lift the lid on depression. But doing it in a light hearted and non-judgemental way.
It is a conversation between two old friends, usually over a drink or two.
Paul is a psychiatrist for 30 years and has done years of research into mood disorders and I am a business consultant who has dealt with a lot of depression and its consequences in the workplace.