A Light in the Void of Despair

brightside

Shawn Henfling shares the unexpected benefits of his fight with Depression.

Bullying Is Forever

Shattered

The bullying isn’t the only thing that will be with you for life — the strength, wisdom, and resilience you’ve learned are forever too.

I Used to Hurt Myself to Feel Better

I Used to by Nina JG

Brian Cuban explains the complex dynamic of self-harm to break through the shame.

Don Draper: Lessons for the Modern Man

Don Draper Lessons for Modern Man

How does Don Draper reflect the changing roles of men in the 21st century? Adam Garone, CEO and Co-Founder of the Movember foundation, gives his insights.

The Epidemic of Burnout, Depression and Suicide in Medicine: One Doctor’s Story

doctors and depression

Unless we can create safe space to seek help without fear of reprisal, nothing is going to change. It is with this goal in mind that I decided to share my story.

Men and Therapy: Perfectly Hidden Depression

perfectly hidden depression

Therapy is about doing something about the problems in your life. It’s not sitting around and talking about them. It’s about solutions.

How to Share What Hurts

How to Share by U.S. Army

To claim your story and live an honest life, you have to share your pain.

Mitch Clark: The Light Within The Dark

11156122_801184263306312_4035240991899737976_n

Admiring the honesty and courage of AFL club Geelong’s recruit Mitch Clark, David Packman takes a look at the rising specter of depression among professional athletes.

Inside The Prison Of My Mind

manmadeofbark

Shawn Henfling offers a glimpse into his mind in the midst of a depressive episode.

The Growing Epidemic of Suicide Among Men Must be Addressed

the-growing-epidemic-of-suicide-among-men-must-be-addressed

How do we prevent more men from becoming another tragic statistic?

Men Crying: Should We Be Ashamed?

Sadness

Matthew Rozsa explores an unusual aspect of the question: Why aren’t men supposed to cry?  ___ A funny thing happened on the way to my thirties: I’ve started crying again. This would normally be the part of the editorial in which I’d denounce our culture’s inability to differentiate between masculinity and mindless machismo, followed by a […]

How a Dad Gave His Son a New Perspective and a Reason to Live

2848546945_98b1183a11_b

When his son seemed intent on committing suicide, this dad found the words to convince him to live. Here is how they both found a new lease on life.

Escalation In The Emergency Room: An All Too Common Occurrence.

electroshocktherapy

Shawn Henfling responds to an unknown nurse’s treatment of a mentally ill young woman in an Emergency Room.

Living With Depression. A Slam Poet Bares All

Dan Roman

Dan Roman with a performance that will get you to look at depression in a way you never have before.

The Fallacy of Comparing Pain

pain, grief, disappointment, anger, sadness, depression

Is it possible, or even worthwhile, to rank your pain against the pain of others?

Semicolon: Because Everyone’s Story Matters

The Semicolon Project

This post is dedicated to those young people who are suicidal, depressed, have anxiety or a broken heart. This post is dedicated to those youth leaders, teachers, and mentors who need to be reminded that you can make a difference!