Men Get Depression: A Community Conversation

  • Home Instead 66 Wendell Avenue Pittsfield, MA, 01201 United States

WHEN: Tuesday, June 7, 5:00 - 7:00 PM
WHERE: Home Instead,  66 Wendell Ave, Pittsfield, MA
COST: This event is FREE and open to all who want to learn more.
REGISTRATION: No RSVP Required. Please drop by to take part in this discussion
PARKING: Plenty of FREE parking at Home Instead in their lot.  
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•Who is most at risk for depression
•How to identify signs and symptoms of depression  
•Ways men can get together for support
•What resources are available in the Berkshire community
 
Presenters:  
 ● Franklin Cook, MassMen
 ● Bill Swann, LICSW, ServiceNet
 ● Matt Bitten, MA, South Bay Community Services
Moderator: Debora Cole-Duffy, LICSW, ServiceNet

“I would literally stare at [my computer] for an hour before doing anything.” . . . “I don’t want to think about anything, I don’t want to move. . . just leave me alone.” . . . “I was verbally abusive to people around me.” . . .“the only emotion that I showed was anger.”  
   
This is how men describe what it feels like to be depressed – even when they are playing football, tending to children, fighting in Iraq, building our streets and houses, creating food and music. Their stories, like those of the six million men in America who struggle with depression, are the subject of a PBS documentary, Men Get Depression... and the subject of a community conversation in the Berkshires!

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Sponsored by:
●Berkshire Coalition for Suicide Prevention
 ●Massachusetts Dept of Public Health Suicide Prevention Program
 ●MassMen
 ●ServiceNet  
 ●South Bay Community Services

Location:
Home Instead, 66 Wendell Ave. Pittsfield MA is located on the right, heading south from East St.