Guys are less likely to seek help. Unfortunately, society has promoted the myth that mental health challenges mean a man is “weak” in some way. This is completely false. The first step is to realize feeling depressed or anxious — or something more serious — is NOT weak, and some of the mentally toughest and physically strongest men you’ll meet have experienced the same thing. More men seeking needed treatment begins with ending stigma. Beyond finding resources on this site, here are some things you can do:
The specific challenges of female mental health can vary, but many are tied to caregiving, job stresses, fear of not being a good partner or mother, and generalized anxiety. Women should look for resources throughout this site but also:
Unfortunately, the LBGTQIA+ community is still marginalized in many respects. While there has been progress and greater understanding in recent years, there is still negativity and hate directed towards the LBGTQIA+ community. If you are facing discrimination or problems in the community because of your identity, we want to point you towards important resources. Consider looking at the Resource Center, the Dallas ISD resources, or the Dallas Pride Resource Center.