According to the World Health Organization, “Males are four times more likely to die from suicide than are females.” Boys and men are less likely to ask for help or talk about depression or thoughts of suicide. In honor of International Men’s Day, the ‘What Kind of Man Do You Want to Be?’ Google hangout discussion was on helping boys and men cope with depression and thoughts of suicide.
Marie Roker-Jones, Editor, The Good Men Project and her co-host, Dr. Vibe were joined by Kevin Breel a writer, a stand up comic and an activist for mental health. http://www.kevinbreel.com/, Keith Wright CEO and Director of Business Development /Marketing
square shaped circles, Publisher: LOVE IS http://squareshapedcircles.com/, and Meaghan Rigler, Founder of Hearkn Online Therapy, https://www.hearkn.com/
In the hangout, Kevin Breel and Keith Wright shared their personal stories as well as their struggles with depression and thoughts of suicide. Kevin Breel spoke on how boys and men are conditioned to put up a brave front despite their emotional pain.