Not familiar with the name? Lucky you. Andrew Tate is a kickboxer and one of those fame starved people who went on Big Brother and is now known as Twitter’s biggest douche.
I’ve taken super macho douche bro’s tweets and I’ll be showing you how wrong he is.
This attitude is what prevents men who have depression seeking help. In 2011, according to the Central Statistics Office in Ireland 83% of suicides were acted out by men. I personally have lost male friends and male relatives to suicide. Depression is real. Depression is a killer.
So depression = fat, lazy and poor….. hmmm, ok.
Chester Bennington recently took his own life, he wasn’t fat, lazy or poor. He was a two time Grammy winner with other countless awards and was in one of the most well known bands in the world.
Chris Cornell the singer of Soundgarden, hmmm nope wasn’t fat, lazy or poor either and he also suffered from depression and took his own life. Another Grammy award winner and he was also nominated for an Emmy.
Robin Williams, a Grammy award winner, an Oscar winner, an Emmy winner, a Golden Globe winner and the worlds most famous comedic actor took his own life and also doesn’t fit your description of depressed people.
Depressed people are not lazy and depression doesn’t care about your weight or your bank account.
Jon Hamm (Don Draper in Mad Men) discussed his battle with mental health and taking antidepressants:
“I did do therapy and antidepressants for a brief period, which helped me. Which is what therapy does: it gives you another perspective when you are so lost in your own spiral, your own bullshit. It helps. And honestly? Antidepressants help! If you can change your brain chemistry enough to think: ‘I want to get up in the morning; I don’t want to sleep until four in the afternoon. I want to get up and go do my shit and go to work and…’ Reset the auto-meter, kick-start the engine!”
Antidepressants save lives.
Famous Men With Depression and Anxiety:
Buzz Aldrin, went to the moon.
Christian Bale, just happens to be one of the most famous actors in the world, oh, and played Batman.
Chris Evans, yep Captain America is affected too.
Stephen Fry, I don’t think I need to tell you who he is!
Bret Hart, one of the most famous wrestlers in the world has battled with depression too.
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, the most electrifying man in sports entertainment battled with depression. Don’t think Andrew Tate would have the balls to tell The Rock that he suffered from a made up disease, do you?
Brian May, guitarist for Queen. You might have heard of them!
Ewan McGregor, even Obi Wan was affected by depression.
and the list goes on.
Wait, Andrew I thought you said depression wasn’t real? Contradict yourself much?
The point of this post was to highlight men who are affected by mental illness. You aren’t any less of a man if you go to the doctor to seek help and you aren’t less of a man if you take antidepressants. It takes a real strong person to admit they need help and never listen to the bullshit that people like Andrew Tate spew. That guy is a loser from Big Brother.
If you were in a room with Andrew Tate and The Rock, Tate saying depression isn’t real and The Rock saying he overcame depression and was willing to talk about depression and get you help. Who would you rather speak with?
Depression can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender, race, how much money you have, what weight you are or what your hair colour is. None of those things matter. What matters is that you talk to someone if you are feeling depressed. Depression can kill you and that’s why it’s important to ignore idiotic statements like Andrew Tates.
Take care of yourselves ♥