On Masculinity and Vulnerable Honesty

Resolving the crisis in men’s mental health is an incredibly difficult task. One key component of this effort, though, is encouraging men to practise vulnerable honesty. In fact, this is something that mental health charities are really starting to focus on. Being stoic, having a stiff upper lip, not crying, hiding vulnerability, toughening up. These…View Post

The Role of Masculine Norms in the Male Mental Health Crisis

We are currently seeing a crisis in men’s mental health. In the UK, suicide is the leading cause of death for men under 50. Worldwide, there has been a huge spike in the rate of suicide; with a 60% increase in the rate in the past 45 years. However, it is men who make up most of…View Post

Exploring the Connection Between Traditional Masculinity and Anger

One of the main reasons that we are seeing a crisis in men’s mental health is that men often struggle to express their genuine emotions. This happens for all sorts of reasons. Men may feel that showing their vulnerable side will make them appear weak in front of male peers, or perhaps unattractive in the…View Post

The Role of Mentors in Improving the Well-Being of Boys and Men

Mentors often play a crucial role in helping us to grow and develop into the kind of person we genuinely want to be. The role of the mentor is to challenges us to excel, and achieve new heights of ability, skill, and virtue. From childhood to adulthood, mentors can help us stay on a path…View Post