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The stigma of being Masculine and Depressed

The Stigma of Masculinity and Depression

I’m a Man “I’m a man, so I’ve got to be _______________________. “ (Fill in the blank) What word came to mind? Strong Brave Self-Sufficient Powerful In control As a man, I know these are the types of words that pop into my head. This idea that we need to be a “man’s man” and…

SUICIDE- 10 Facts You Need to Know

In the US Suicide is the third leading cause of death among persons aged 10-14, the second among persons aged 15-34 years. A nationwide survey of high school students in the United States found that 16% of students reported seriously considering suicide. If you haven’t thought about killing yourself, chances are you know someone who…

Why Say No To Suicide?

I know it’s tough. Your pain is real and sometimes suffocating. You feel alone and hopeless. You want to give up, and yet you are holding on by a string, facing another day. I’ve read your comments on my blog “What to do when you feel suicidal.” I hear your despair and my heart breaks…

5 things you should never say

5 Things You Should Never Say #Depressed

Until we get rid of the unacceptable stigma of mental illness, it’s going to be very hard for people to come forward for care. 5 Things You Should Never Say #depressed I’ve always wanted my radio show and TheHopeLine to be a place where people felt comfortable talking about the tough stuff. A place where…

What To Do When You Feel Suicidal

Do You Feel Suicidal Right Now? What can you do when you are close to killing yourself? These four interventions could save your life or the life of someone you love when they or you feel suicidal. I know life can be hard and problems can pile so high that we cannot see a way…