Tag: suicide

Its hard to imagine that any toddler boy would aspire to a life of abuse and addiction. That he might want to grow up to become a rapist or a murderer. But it happens. What must change? What must we change? What should you…

Pain, discomfort and making a difference

I had been wanting to do a speech for a few years but I had always held back because it dealt with suicide and male suppressed emotions, a hard topic. There is still a bit of a taboo around the subject of suicide, no…

Beneath male anger there lies a whole lot of fear

“We are suspended, rudderless, between our long history of male privilege and the newer, more diverse masculinities emerging from decades of social and economic upheaval.” Mark Greene Over the past few weeks I have been talking to a lot of men about men’s issues….

Don’t measure me

Don’t measure me by the size of my dick Don’t measure me by the strength of my anger Don’t measure me by the ferocity of my own destruction Don’t measure me by the cost or power of the car I drive The size of…

Gratitude is the Beginning or Worthiness

One of the leading contributors to male depression and suicide is a sense of worthlessness which, in turn, can be generated by misconceptions around what it is to me a ‘man’. This misconception is another leading contributor to male suicide. Believing that someone would want to…

I wish that it didn’t have to be this way

Its surprising how many men are struggling to deal with depression, low mood, self doubt. anxiety and all that emotional stuff that we are so bad at dealing with. I talk of men because it are mostly men that I discuss these issues with. I have…

For Johnny and Jack

The following is a speech that I proudly presented on Anzac Day, 2017.  It is a message that should be shared. Soldier, soldier At the outbreak of World War 2, Great Britain was still treating 120,000 World War 1 veterans for mental illness. The casualty…