The Good Men Project teamed up with Stigma Fighters on this special project to bring to the fore the stories of men living with mental illness. If you would like to submit your story to this project, please see our call for submissions.
The Good Men Project:
Chris Farber, My Secret Is Out: I Have OCD!
Isaac James Baker, Destigmatizing Medication: How Psychiatric Medicine Helped Me Survive
Michael Kasdan, All Stories Start In The Middle (Spoken Word Video)
Kevin Hall, On Suicide
Ronnie Stephens, The Summer of The Spare Tire
Michael Kasdan, A Man and His Depression: Recurrence
Matt Pappas, A Day In The Life of a Guy Who Dissociates
Chris Farber, The Room That Had No Way Out But In
Mervyn Kaufman, ‘What’sThis Battle About?’ – When Men Seek Therapy
Jed Diamond, Stigma Fighters
Dr. Margaret Rutherford, One Man. Talking About This Life With Depression
Join The Good Men Project and Stigma Fighters in sharing stories of real men living with mental illness.
Stigma Fighters is an organization that is dedicated to raising awareness for the millions of people who are seemingly “regular” or “normal” but who are actually hiding the big secret: that they are living with mental illness and fighting hard to survive.
The more people who share their stories, the more light is shone on these invisible illnesses, and the more the stigma of living with mental illness is reduced.
For Stigma Fighters’ Founder Sarah Fader’s recent profile in The Washington Post that discusses how more and more people are “coming out” with their mental illness, see here.
The Good Men Project is the only international conversation about the changing roles of men in the 21st century.
Mental health and the reducing the social stigma of talking about mental health is and has been a crucial area of focus for The Good Men Project.
As Dr. Andrew Solomon stated during his interview with us, people writing about their own experiences mitigates each of our aloneness in a profound way: “One of the primary struggles in all the worlds I have written about is the sense each of us has that his or her experience is isolating. A society in which that isolation is curtailed is really a better society.”
We are partnering together on this Call For Submissions, because our missions overlap and because we want to extend this conversation further.
If you are a man living with mental illness, and want to share your story, we would love to help.
To submit to the Good Men Project, please submit here.
To submit to Stigma Fighters, please submit here.
Submissions will run in both publications. When you submit, please make sure to let us know you submitting as part of this Joint Call for Submissions with Stigma Fighters and Good Men Project.
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