Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Mensline

Stuff recently published an article about the international Mens Health Week. In an interview with the Australian branch of Mensline, they discussed how mens counselling is often quite different in nature from womens counselling, a fact that can often be overlooked. They went on to say that "Men are also more comfortable with the anonymity of telephone counselling, ... There's still a lot of shame associated with face to face counselling, and men have difficulty acknowledging that they're not coping." Having been in an emotionally trying time myself, its good to know that I'm not the only one who has difficulty expressing and confronting such issues. Problem solving is not always the best way to deal.

While I havn't availed myself of their service as yet, its nice to know that they are there as a kind of backstop if we need it
http://www.mensline.org.nz/

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