This thing can hit anyone:
you don't have to be
at the bottom of the social heap; you don't have to be a battler
struggling to make ends meet; you don't have to come from a broken home
or have had
a nightmare childhood
- John Kirwan
Impact of Stress on Men
In today's hectic society
men can react quite differently to women when they
are struggling. From an early age, many boys are taught to deny their
feelings and value competitiveness, toughness and independence. Men
are less likely to
ask for help. They are more likely to suffer in silence while escaping
into alcohol or drugs,
porn, computer games, risk taking, affairs or overworking - indeed anything that gives
momentary relief yet often creating further problems. As a result many men:
Lose sight of their needs, desires and dreams and feel
unable to communicate their frustrations
Find it difficult to talk about, name, understand or
even recognise their feelings
Feel ashamed and insecure when they are struggling yet fear that disclosing difficulties will degrade them
Struggle with relationship, anger, addiction, depression or sexual problems
For these reasons partners, family, mates, and even doctors and healthcare
professionals can fail to recognise men's emotional,
psychological or relational difficulties.
Come on guys - its time to talk.
Stop suffering in silence.
Our team work are experienced in working with issues including anger, depression, anxiety,
addictions, relationship problems, sexual issues, etc.