Man Down: Depression in Men
Kevin Braddock writes about his surprise at how fast he unravelled, how the energyless fog of depression condensed into an electric psychosis, how despair became madness. Despite things so quickly becoming so bad for him, he came through it and now offers some interesting insights for men dealing with depression:
When Stormzy or Prince Harry admit that they, too, have feelings, struggles and doubts, these confessions challenge the Strength Myth which men have long laboured under. They also represent a tacit plea for help, a kind of “Save me from what I’m supposed to be,” which usually means autonomous, successful, potent, dominant, along with all the other clichés of what’s been termed “hegemonic masculinity”.