Men and Mental Health

If you don’t put a voice to your pain, who will suffer more than anyone else? I used to swear I was the only one fighting my particular challenges. Yet as soon as I took a risk and allowed myself to be vulnerable, I realized others had similar experiences. I was no longer alone. It is mental health awareness week, and tomorrow evening I am sitting on a panel of men who are proud to put a face and voice to this prevalent issue. How the tides have turned. Collectively, we have gone from men in isolation to men who found…

The Next Generation of Men Are Watching

I met many men this week who have carried their pain for too long. Our body spends great amounts of energy trying to keep emotional pain suppressed within. I strongly believe that darkness begs to see the light of day, and that healing begins when we put a voice to our pain. When we neglect painful emotions, they have a tendency to escape in unhealthy and inappropriate ways. For example, I spent years being so angry and yet I had no idea why I was even angry. Anger is a secondary emotion, and in order for me to heal I…