Great conversation Lois on the importance of acceptance in Trauma Healing, and my new book 'The Circle of Life', which is now available on Amazon.
Men's mental health has always been an underserved topic in society and there is immediate change needed. Furthermore, COVID and the resulting lack of socialisation opportunities makes immediate change and action critical.
Men's mental health has been an issue because men don't speak up for fear of being ridiculed or being left unheard. This has been the case even when socialisation opportunities existed. Now, with those opportunities gone because lockdowns, the very few men who would have spoken about their emotions are left with no option, sort of.
We can help them by providing a supportive and nurturing environment, right inside our homes. Like it always should have been. We might have lost the way in the past, but we have the option to change the path we are on. Let us use this opportunity to make change happen.
Great conversation with Matt on growing up in a single parent family in the USA. We discussed the impact of various factors on the mental development of a child, and how it influences their thinking and actions as they grow older.
Factors explored in the conversation:
- Impact of divorce on a young child
- Impact of immediate and extended family (single parent, grandparents, and siblings)
- Impact of the environment/ neighbourhood
- Impact of access to support from religious and spiritual groups/ establishments
- Impact of access to sports