Never Alone Initiative is a non-profit organization of compassionate individuals, we are dedicated to providing emotional and moral support, advice, and referral services to help the surviving spouses of military personnel and their families better manage their depression and start to begin returning to living a normal life.  We provide a welcoming and supportive community of survivors so that no one needs to feel alone.
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Unique Perspective on Depression in Men


At one point in our lives, we’ve all experienced sadness and we’ve all been irritable. Such feelings can even deprive you of sleep. However, these negative emotions seldom lasts more than a few days, and before you know it you’re as good as new.


A person going through depression however, experiences these negative emotions for a long time. People suffering from depression often find it hard to cope with the regular everyday activities, and they end up losing interest in the things that previously made them happy.


It is important to note that, both genders experience depression differently.


  • Men suffering from depression are more prone to sadness, irritability and tiredness.

  • They’re also more likely to lose whatever interest they had in their family or hobbies and focus more on work.

  • Men who fail to seek treatment for their depression are likely to exhibit more anger, frustration and behave more violently compared to women in the same situation.

  • Men are also more prone to engage in risky behavior like driving recklessly and having unprotected sex.

  • Men typically find it harder to sleep when suffering from depression, compared to women in the same situation. However, the biggest difference between men and women suffering from depression is the fact that men hardly ever recognize or seek help when in such mental state. They’ll rather not talk about their feeling, which only worsens the situation.


People need to know that depression actually exists, but thankfully, it can be treated. No one is immune from this me