The traditional view of men is that we can't, or don't need to, talk about our inner experiences. This is not true.
Men are able to, and need to, talk, but they are expected to 'man up' and remain silent. We need to stop this.
Men are disproportionately represented in terms of substance abuse, the prison population, homelessness, and completed suicide.
We need to nurture the idea that seeking help, and talking things over, is a sign of strength, not weakness. It is a smart aspect of masculinity to analyze a situation and say: 'Yes, on this one, I need to chat this over'.
The Men Talk group meets every second Wednesday of the month, and it offers men the opportunity to explore the issues that have been troubling them. We meet at 7.30pm in downtown Ridgewood, Bergen County, New Jersey. Places are by appointment only, so please call, email, or use the online booking system found here to ask for more details.
Chris Warren-Dickins LPC specializes in psychotherapy for the LGBTQ+ community, and adolescents. Read more about his work on this page.
His office is located in downtown Ridgewood at 162 E Ridgewood Avenue, Suite 4B, Ridgewood, NJ 07450