Mental health and well-being resources for men at every life stage

In 2020, Olympic medalist Michael Phelps opened up about his experiences with ADHD, anxiety, and depression. Despite struggling with mental health issues for 20 years, Phelps  was reluctant to open up due to the stigma and lack of support surrounding men’s mental health.  As we observe Men’s Health Month, Well Being Trust is sharing resources to support men in their journey to improve their mental health and well-being.

“It’s critical for men to tend their mental health at every age and stage of their lives. Mental health resources for men range from online and in-person support groups to organizations dedicated to improving men’s mental health. Additionally, men who are experiencing mental health issues also have options to seek out help from clinical professionals."

According to Mental Health America, the five leading mental health issues in men are:

  1. Depression: More than 6 million men have depression, but it often goes undiagnosed. 
  2. Panic and anxiety disorders: More than 3 million men have panic disorder, agoraphobia, or another phobia. 
  3. Bipolar disorder: An equal amount of men and women are impacted by bipolar disorder; 2.3 million people develop bipolar disorder. 
  4. Schizophrenia: Of people diagnosed with schizophrenia by age 30, 90% are men
  5. Eating disorders: Among those who have an eating disorder, 10% of people with anorexia or bulimia are men

Below is a list of men’s mental health resources including online support, support group listings, clinical mental health directories, and more. 

Online mental health resources for men 
Online mental health resources can provide a wide range of screening tools, tips to manage anxiety and depression, and lists of additional resources. 

Find mental health therapy for men 
If you decide to speak to a mental health professional, you can look for one trained in men’s issues. Here are a few resources that may help you find a therapist. 

  • The Men’s List is an online directory of mental health professionals that you can use to find a therapist in your area. 
  • Black Men Heal and Therapy for Black Men  connect men of color with therapists, life coaches, and other support.  
  • Melanin & Mental Health is a directory of therapists with search filters for men’s issues, race and ethnicity, and mental health issues.  
  • InnoPsych includes a searchable directory of therapists of color who specialize in men’s mental health. 
  • QPoC Therapist Directory allows you to search for queer and LGBTQ-allied therapists of color. 

Mental health crisis resources 
Contact one of the resources below to speak with a trained counselor or get a referral for help in your area.