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How a Men’s Support Group Helped My Depression

Men’s support groups can provide a space free of toxic masculinity where men can be authentic without fear of rejection

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AA year ago, I never would have imagined that I’d be telling a group of guys I had never met before about my struggles with depression. But there I was, doing exactly that, and it has…




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Sam Woolfe

Sam Woolfe

I'm a freelance writer interested in philosophy, ethics, psychology, and mental health. Website: www.samwoolfe.com

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