Men who are vocal about any kind of mental issues can be dismissed as weak. As inferior. As flawed, broken guys who are more likely to be ostracized for their honesty, instead of rewarded for their bravery. Instead of affording a fellow man compassion, we mock, belittle, and turn a blind eye. We freely spit out the phrase, “Man up,” as though your gender alone should suffice to guide you through your darkest times. What’s real is the fact that 9 percent of men experience depression on a daily basis. That’s more than 6 million men.
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