It’s Time to Share My Dirty Little Secret

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Tammy Palazzo opens the door on her depression to help others find their way out of darkness.

Making Peace with the Coming Collapse

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It’s the world’s largest social movement. Jed Diamond explains what it is, why it’s desperately important, and why it’s remained largely invisible.

Bad Days: 7 Ways to Kick Despair in The Teeth and Move on With Your Day

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Alan Bishop, with strategies to stop a bad moment from turning into a bad day.

The Good Men Playlist: Black Tape for a Blue Girl’s ‘Given’

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Danny Gibbs doesn’t need a full playlist, just one single song to give voice to despair.

Striving To Be The Best… And Failing

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Why you need to let go of your need to always win.

Diagnosing Our Despair: Depression in Modern Man

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Nassir Ghaemi looks at the complexity of depression to help unearth some simple frameworks to help people develop “the courage to hope.”

Robert F. Kennedy and Me

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On the 45th anniversary of his death, Deborah A. Lott describes the reaction to the assassination of Bobby Kennedy: in the Ambassador Hotel where he was scheduled to speak, and in the days and years after.

How Men Grieve

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Ken Druck, best-selling author of a book about men, had to learn how to grieve after he lost his own daughter.

What Good Is Gratitude When the World Is Tearing Apart?

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When destruction threatens our ability to hope, gratitude is a balm.

When Teen Boys Lose Hope

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Hopeless and angry young males can do desperate things. How mentors can stand by in their times of crisis.

Diary of a Gay Skinhead

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Brotherhood means answering when your friend has the courage to ask. A excerpt from Pedro Serrano’s book, Pride—Diary of a Gay Skinhead, in the Men and Suicide series.

Genetic Despair: Depression and Me

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Noah Brand never felt depressed. He just was.

Stepping Off

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Despair, and the recklessness of hopeless youth, contribute to the numbers of boys and men who “step off” this world. There are options, however, for those who remain.

A Letter to My Nephew Who Is Away at Summer Camp

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Advice from Uncle Sean on drug use, growing up, New York City, and having your heart broken.

30 Days Without Social Media: Two Weeks In

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Halfway into a month-long fast from social media, Collin Slattery wavers between enthusiasm and despair.

How My Mother and My Sisters Tried to Make Me Look Like a Monster

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Collin Slattery recounts his mother and sisters, their vicious plan to ruin his life, and the invaluable price of what he gained in order to replace what they took.