Young men in crisis may not be crying ou

Posted on 2 July 2014


Young men in crisis may not be crying out for help. But it’s desperately needed | Owen Jones

Boys don’t cry, or at least they’re not supposed to. Yes, the old, unreconstructed machismo that was once all too synonymous with being a man has been partly driven back; men are more likely to open up and talk about their feelings. But discussing anxiety, depression and mental distress is still seen as weak or unmanly; the pressure to “man up” and “stop being such a woman” remains pervasive. And let’s be frank: these expectations are killing all too many men.

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