Our society encourages men to be strong and silent with their emotions. This type of attitude is dangerous to men who struggle with depression.
One man, extending a lifeline to a friend learns sometimes it’s not the end after all.
Glen Poole wants to help men talk about masculinity, men’s issues and the experience of being a man. All of which we obviously find incredibly important here at The Good Men Project.
Adult men are often the same. Their depression doesn’t always manifest as crying, lying in bed, or other stereotypical symptoms of depression. Very often their spouses don’t even recognize the depression. I frequently hear about partners who view low energy as laziness and decreased sex drive as dissatisfaction with the relationship.
Part of honoring our veterans is serving them when they return to civilian life.
“Come out to your relatives…come out to your friends…if indeed they are your friends. Come out to your neighbors…to your fellow workers…to the people who work where you eat and shop…”—Harvey Milk
Suicide Prevention Week may be over, but we must still refuse to go gently, we must still coax those at risk to safety. Melanie McKinnon is a survivor sharing her special reasons life offers hope even during the darkest times.
This is what suicide looks like, when you would do anything to make the pain go away.
Wellcast offers help during National Suicide Prevention Week.
Ideas about masculinity and vulnerability are changing. But is it enough to save men’s lives?