“There is a blackness that has lain inside the center of my being…this jagged, empty, frightened feeling has been a part of my internal atmosphere for as long as I can remember. It has been my baseline, my steady state—the me that I have been running from…”
This is a description of feelings from a man with depression, taken from a very profound book I recently finished entitled “I Don’t Want to Talk About It” by Terrence Real. Within the book, Real takes a long, hard look at male depression and sheds light on how depression manifests itself differently in males than females. He calls it a “terrible collusion in our society, a cultural cover-up about depression in men”.