Sharing stories of recovery and practical tips from men who have fought depression.
"If you are ever in need, don’t be scared to look for an ear or helping hand."
I’m a Harm Reduction Worker for Lookout Housing and Health Society. I run a men’s mental health organization called Hear for Brothers. Together our group is working towards ending the stigma surrounding men’s mental health.
My turning point was realizing my stubbornness was keeping me from moving forward. It was rubbing off on my son, and he had started to act like it was not okay to express himself or have emotions. My anger and pain got me nowhere in life. I decided one day when I woke up alone, that my life needed a change, and I needed to live up to my purpose. Which was raising the best family I could, all while being the man they truly needed.
WHAT ARE SOME THINGS THAT REALLY HELPED?
Opening up to those who were always there for me
Looking for the silver lining
Never ever giving up
Hang in there. We as men need to stick together, and the pissing contest and the competition. If we all stood together as one, the things we could accomplish would be world changing. If you ever know a brother is in need, reach out to him. If you are ever in need, don’t be scared to look for an ear or helping hand.