A workshop about the subject was held Wednesday at MSU Meridian. Its goal was to help people better understand how men and women handle depression differently.
Men are less likely to seek help when depressed, and more likely to commit suicide. They're also less likely to acknowledge that they are depressed.
The seminar was part of a series of professional development workshops being held at MSU.
"We're trying to provide topics that people have requested who are in the helping professions, where they need updates and they need additional information about a particular topic," said Dr. Julia Porter of MSU Meridian. "Men and depression was one of the things we were asked to do a workshop on."
Local counselors, social workers, caregivers, clergy and law enforcement were invited to participate.