Toxic masculinity is a term for some of the harmful associations of “maleness” in our culture.
It’s extremely difficult on a child to grow up with an anxious parent, and even harder if both parents, and sometimes extended family as well, is anxious.
Here are some ways you might be self-sabotaging (consciously or unconsciously) everyday, and more importantly, how to stop.
In my years practicing therapy, I’ve found male survivors face unique challenges to recovery, yet hesitate to get the help they need.
One of the most challenging parts of changing negative self-talk is engaging in ongoing, intentional self-monitoring — to examine when, where, and why these self-judging thoughts arise.
I like to think that Mike and I had been friends since before we were born.
Without loneliness, we wouldn’t know how it feels to belong and be at peace.
For the first several years of recovery I hated to think about the diagnosis because of all the symptoms I was suffering from.
The importance of an accurate diagnosis not based on gender is critical.
The actual admission that I had a problem came about casually.
As much as depression is common among men, very few, accept it. To “MAN UP,” they usually, pretend that they are not tired or sad and are adequately handling whatever issues they may have.
Divorce tends to increase the risk of men developing anxiety, depression, and drug abuse.
Depression is an illness, not a sign that you are broken.
By opening up about my depression, I have encouraged my son to seek help when he needs it. As a father perhaps that is one of the greatest gifts I can offer.
This changing masculinity recognizes the benefits of therapy and isn’t afraid of initializing self-improvement.