My two bouts of depression were far and away the toughest times of my life, but no, I don’t worry that it will inevitably return like some horror-film monster.
As men we can face pressure from ourselves and society to be ‘tough’, to not show emotions or ‘weakness’. Here’s a few reasons why I think that’s a load of bullocks.
We need to normalise conversations around men’s mental health so that not only can we talk about it, but more of us feel able to listen.
Jarvis replied to my question with one word. “Sometimes,” he said.
This is what Father’s Day is about.
When you see something in another person—you can create a spark which lights a fire that the whole world can see.
From challenge to change.
At what point should we tell a date that we have / had mental health issues?
You cannot do it all.
Writing the truth is just what I do.
The light is still there in you.
Transformation is real and making the changes in ourselves leads to infinite wisdom.
Weddings are occasions in which we reflect on our closest relationships.
Writing has opened up a whole new part of expression and avenue of creativity.
Reading has allowed me to focus on things that take me out of my head and make me feel alive.
Taking ourselves out of our minds releases the pressure valve of daily stressors.