Men Account for 80% of All Suicides
This fact keeps me up at night and it also dives my passion during the day to do what we do at the Half a Sorrow Foundation where our mission is to improve mental health for individuals and organizations by promoting real conversations. Our foundation was recently invited to speak to men reclaiming their lives in Christ, and it was an awesome honor just to be invited. part of that invitation included presenting on why men need men and about a week later I received the following from one of the participants, Anthony Alderman.
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Anthony, the floor is yours!
Men have been an integral part of society since the dawn of civilization. From being the primary breadwinners to being the protectors of the household, men have played a vital role in shaping society. However, in the modern era of technology and globalization, the traditional role of men has been challenged. In this context, it is important to explore the need for men to have other men in their lives.
Men need men for a variety of reasons. They need the support and guidance of other men to navigate through the complexities of life. Men need the companionship of other men to share their joys and sorrows, and to create a sense of brotherhood. Men need other men to challenge them, to push them to be better, and to hold them accountable.
Firstly, men need men for emotional support. Men are often reluctant to share their emotions and vulnerabilities with women. This is where other men come in. Men can relate to each other’s struggles and provide a safe space to share their feelings. For example, soldiers often form close bonds with their fellow soldiers, as they share the experience of being in combat.
Secondly, men need men for companionship. Men need other men to share their hobbies and interests with. For example, men who enjoy sports often form close bonds with other men who share their passion. This creates a sense of camaraderie and brotherhood that is essential for mental well-being.
Thirdly, men need men to challenge them. Men need other men to push them to be better, to set goals and to hold them accountable. For example, men who participate in team sports are often motivated by their teammates to perform at their best.
In conclusion, men need men for emotional support, companionship, and to challenge them to be better. Men need other men to create a sense of brotherhood and to navigate through the complexities of life. It is important for men to have a support network of other men, in addition to their relationships with women. This creates a balanced and fulfilling life. Men who have close bonds with other men are often happier, healthier, and more successful in their personal and professional lives.