Emotional Quicksand: The Hidden Pain of Men
Michael Addis, Ph.D., writing in the December 2012 online issue of Atlantic magazine reveals a life threatening problem for men. You are probably thinking… prostate cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes? These are all serious health concerns and while there is still much more to do, we have seen an increase in education and awareness.
But Dr. Addis writes of a different kind of disease that can strike men. This sickness lies deep in the recesses of the male psyche that features a self inflicted shame-based silence. This silence leaves men isolated and vulnerable to choosing death rather than revealing their secret areas of pain to a family member, colleague or friend.