163. Looking for Help
September 4, 2013 10 Comments
It is so hard for men in our society to ask for help. Men are typically brought up to be strong and independent. Even our close friendships are often kept at arm’s length as we find security and safety in distance from others.
I am an extrovert when it comes to social activities and being around groups of people. But when I am hurting or in trouble, I bottle things up and become an introvert, happy to be alone in my thoughts. This is not a healthy way to go through life. It is okay for a man to have feelings of hurt and to suffer from anxiety, depression, or a mental illness. It is better to acknowledge something is wrong and seek help for the problem.
There have been a few times in my life when I have been in despair and in need of the help of others.
We have to remember that it is not the weak who seek help, but the strong. It is the strong who are willing to take a step of faith and confide in another; to put it all out there for others to see. It takes strength to not let your problems own you and to take ownership of them and remove their power over you.
There are a lot of resources out there for men who often don’t know where to go for help. Just ask. I will even be a resource for anyone struggling with any form of depression, anxiety, mental health questions, or suicidal thoughts and ideations.
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