For the last 9 years, I've been publishing a Web site called MaleDepression.com. After being diagnosed first with depression, then with bipolar disorder, I decided I had to take all the pain and difficulty and turn it into something positive that could help others. in 2002, my doctor told me that many men do not seek treatment for depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood-related medical conditions. That was when I decided to try to be part of the solution rather than just another part of the problem. The MaleDepression.com site emerged from that decision. We're working hard now on an extensive renovation of the site that should be completed this summer. I don't want to brag too much, but we've gotten some good press, too: http://www.maledepression.com/About+Maledepression.
I am working to assemble a team to help with the site, but for now it remains a one-man operation. With the recent demands of the site's renovation, losing my health insurance coverage, paying nearly $800 per month for medications (that the $5K annual deductible, $370/month premium insurance) didn't cover (along with doctors' fees), plus having my building and apartment attacked by bed bugs (oh the horror!), the first quarter of 2011 has been quite challenging. A good friend of mine expressed his strong confidence that I will get through all of this, and I am determined to do just that.
Nevertheless, I can use some help to keep things going. If you're interested in helping, please visit the MaleDepression.com home page, and you'll see details about how to make a contribution toward the work, and information about sponsoring a page on the site. Here's an example of a page funded by one of our sponsors:
If you're specifically interested in a sponsor's page, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I'll get you more information right away.
I'll close here, be a man, and stop whining. (Whining never was my style; fierce determination is!). If you want to visit my other site and help there, please do so. If not, thanks for being a loyal reader of Lawyer-boxer's Blog. Our traffic has been increasing recently and it's because of your visits to my blog. Thanks very much for that.
Stay well and strong!