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About JJ Vincent

JJ Vincent is a 39-year-old guy who lives in north Alabama...by choice. He is a graphic designer and multi-crafter who is equally fond of knitting and NASCAR and bakes wicked good chocolate chip cookies.

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  1. JJ Vincent: Seeking help means admitting you have a problem. And that’s not what men are trained to do.

    I don’t think so.

    It’s been many years, but I used to attend various 12 Step groups, as part of my own journey and also because I was doing some grad work. And back then, if you went to Alcoholics Anonymous, it was about 90% men. If you went to Overeaters Anonymous, OTOH, the numbers were reversed.

    So I don’t see men in our generation as unwilling to seek help for mental issues, particularly. I have two really close male friends, and I talk deeply with each of them about all sorts of issues, including mental health.

    What I do think is true is that women share their personal stuff much more widely and casually, while men tend to share with a smaller and closer circle of friends who they actually trust to hold their balls.

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