Are men allowed to be sad? Many men were raised in homes in which they were expected to be stoic and in control of their emotions. Men are less likely than women to be diagnosed with depression, yet 3.5x more likely to die by suicide, according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Men who live with mental illness are less likely than women to get treatment. It’s quite possible that dated notions of masculinity make it harder for men to grapple with powerful emotions and ask for help when needed. Join us to hear the recovery stories of two individuals who have walked this walk: Dempris Gasque of Fayetteville and Quentin Spencer of Durham.
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