Learning to Live Comfortably in My White Male Skin

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Samuel Mahaffy is a man coming clean about his prejudice against white males in this culture—particularly surprising because he is one.

The Therapist I Met on My Way Up from Bottom

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Tim Lineaweaver was a twenty-seven year alcoholic, drug-addled young man with PTSD and a dismal hope for a meaningful future. Then he met a therapist named Elaine.

Touch – Part 2

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We never know to what, where, or whom an event will lead us.

Touch – Part 1

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We never know to what, where, or whom an event will lead us.

“Find concrete reasons to feel worthwhile again.”

Hang in there

This comment by Dave D’aranjo on the post Why Men Commit Suicide: The Three Warning Signs Most People Miss

Psychotherapist Examines Links Between Child Abuse and Alcoholism

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Addiction counselor Rayne E. Golay shares tips for those who suspect they may have a drinking problem.

To Recover From a Mental Illness, Sometimes You Have to do What You Least Feel Like Doing

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Danny Baker knows recovering from a mental illness is hard work, but it is possible. He’s living proof that it can be done.

Poetry, Therapy, and Becoming a Good Man

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Poetry Editor Charlie Bondhus writes about poetry, problem-solving, and how writing well can help you become a better man.

How to Manage Depression in Four Logical Steps

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Danny Baker lays out the 4 steps he used to manage and eventually overcome his depression.

Breaking Free from the Arctic Ice, into the Prison of PTSD

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Like the childhood monsters that lurked under our beds, Sprague Theobald found that PTSD, too, is terrified of the light.

Depression Is An Illness—But So Many Sufferers Don’t Treat It Like One

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Danny Baker is alarmed by the number of people who think they can deal with their depression without help.

An Honorable Navy Hazing

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Christopher Carter Sanderson expected that combat would challenge him, he just didn’t count on the enemy being closer to home.

Everything’s Fine, I Went to a Shrink.

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Gregory Jaquet thought his problems were everyone else’s fault but his own. He didn’t need therapy. Why would he?

Does Your Lover Double As Your Therapist?

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Danny Baker discovered the hard way that depending on your lover to also be your therapist is disastrous for your relationship.

Anger, The Dark Passenger

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Eric Robillard has stopped naming his anger passion and has come to grapple with his verbally abusive Dark Passenger.

How Watching TV can be Good for a Man’s Soul

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Tsach Gilboa discovers that indulging a gloomy mood with cathartic television can have a surprisingly good outcome.