Read real stories from men who emerged from the depths of depression with help from Face It.
After being discharged from the hospital, I attended not one but two Face It groups. The fog of my depression started to lift. When I shared my story with the other guys from Face It, I came to realize that I am not the only man who has struggled.
What I want other men to know is that recovery IS possible. It’s not easy. It takes great effort and consistency and support, but I know firsthand how that effort can pay off. They’re not alone in this fight. They shouldn’t be afraid to seek out support and talk about their challenges.
Depression isn’t something you conquer—it can be a life-long struggle. But if you have some tools to help you work through the tough times, and other people (especially guys) to talk with openly and freely, you not only can survive it, but thrive in spite of it all.
I had tried medicine and counseling over the years, and I would sometimes feel better for a while, but I didn’t make lasting changes until I came to Face It, shared my story, realized I was not alone, and got the tools I needed to get better.
Face It helped me in many ways, whether it was a phone call to Mark or Bill, or a Tuesday night support group, or a personal visit to the office (on many occasions). Mark and Bill truly understand depression. Both the one-on-one and group support saved my life.
Face It has been so important in helping me find happiness again.