Browsing Category : Men’s Mental Health

#MeToo In The Therapy Room

None of us exist in a vacuum. The “personal problems” that bring us to therapy are always  silhouetted against a cultural backdrop, one that — depending on the climate at any given moment — can either support or undermine our growth and healing. In the worst cases, the social structures that create our wounds themselves become barriers to confronting them.   Such is the case with patriarchy.   The Great Collusion that keeps patriarchy alive is the…

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An Endless Void: The Origins of Shame

For years, I talked to men predominantly about their experience of shame. I knew that shame was inherently isolating, and I believed if I “brought it out of the shadows” it would resolve automatically. This was not the case. Sharing experiences may decrease isolation, but it doesn’t necessarily help men disidentify from their shame. Tom may find comfort knowing that…

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