What do you do when you love someone who won’t get help for their depression or anxiety? This episode, sponsored by Audible.com, will focus on what my own research has found, and how we can talk about mental health treatment or therapy in a way that would make it far easier for men to consider. We’ll focus on men but women can be resistant to therapy as well. But far more women come into therapy.. so we’ll use the male gender as an example. I’ll give you seven ideas that may help — as my focus is always “what you can do about it.”

The listener email today is from a husband who believes his wife is experiencing PHD and asks how he can reach out to her.

Important links:

My own study on why men refuse mental health treatment.

Kristin Neff’s Self-Compassion Audible.com

Brene Brown’s The Gifts Of Imperfection (Audible.com)

National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 


You can hear more about depression and many other topics by listening to Dr. Margaret’s podcast, SelfWork with Dr. Margaret Rutherford. Subscribe to this website and receive her weekly blog posts and podcasts, as well as  free downloadable ebook, “Seven Commandments of Good Therapy.”!

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My new book entitled Perfectly Hidden Depression will be arriving November 1,2019! Its message is specifically for those with a struggle with strong perfectionism which acts to mask underlying emotional pain. But the self-help techniques described can be used by everyone who chooses to begin to address emotions long hidden away that are clouding and sabotaging your current life. More to come.