The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) presents this service as part of an information campaign designed to increase public awareness of depression in men, who "are less likely than women to recognize, acknowledge, and seek treatment for their depression" even though an estimated six million men suffer from this illness in the US alone. The main feature of the campaign and this companion Web site is a series of candid, personal stories from men describing their experience with depression. Participants include a retired US Air Force First Sergeant, a firefighter, a writer, a publisher, a national diving champion, a lawyer, a police officer, a student, and others. In addition to their stories, which may be read or heard as audio clips, the Web site offers a wealth of information and resources on depression for sufferers as well as for their friends and families. A number of downloadable publications on the subject are also available, which may also be ordered through the mail free of charge.
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