In this time in history, women are having a very important moment, but I believe there is a male side to this story too. And it’s a story about how we as a society have gone so wrong. We have allowed the idea that men have to be tough and “macho” to be accepted. Locker room banter and tough-guy attitude are all around us, and we accept it.
As a society, we tend to shy away from the topic of suicide, but we should meet it head-on. The myth that talking about suicide causes suicide is exactly that, a myth. Worse, avoiding what’s on your teen’s mind may make them feel alone and uncared for. Instead offer help, listen and don’t ignore the problem. Your teen may be crying out for help.
KATE CHIPINSKI. Have you heard of her? If you haven’t then you have clearly been living under the proverbial ROCK!