Mental health issues affect millions of people from various sexes and nationalities. But despite the millions of people struggling with these ailments on a day-to-day basis, mental illnesses are still heavily stigmatized.
Depression is one of the leading mental health illnesses people struggle with. Interestingly enough, findings indicate that depression manifests itself quite differently in women than in men. For example, women experience higher depression rates from puberty all the way through menopause, but they are more comfortable seeking therapy. Whereas, men facing the issue tend to mask the depression with work, sports or even drugs and alcohol, and have higher rates of suicide. Understanding these trends is important to help combat depression and help friends and family members who are suffering.
LARKR is seeking to not only raise awareness on these issues, but to also help combat them. The company’s app, which provides on-demand licensed therapy anywhere anytime right from your smartphone, is a convenient and invaluable tool to help women and men of all comfort levels deal with depression.
Below is an infographic detailing findings about how depression manifests differently in men and in women, and what this means for those who battle the mental illness.
If you are interested in on-demand therapy right from your smartphone, you can download LARKR on the app store here.