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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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A 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 proven to be extremely beneficial. Not just in terms of coping with my depression, but also in the way that I view masculinity, vulnerability, and how I relate to other men.


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The acceptable range of emotions for men is making it hard to recognize red flags — and get treatment

It was early in the 2017 NBA season when starting center Kevin Love realized his mental health was affecting his ability to play basketball — a fact that, when he wrote about it several months later, surprised many.


The locker room talk we’re not discussing is how young men critique each other

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The locker room at my gym is an anthropological world of wonders. Inside, you’ll find every type of body imaginable on display in its full glory. There are older sagging bodies, young and toned ones, and everything in between.

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