Men and depression

I’ve been part of this 30.6% at various times of my life. ⁣
I wish that I could tell you that I navigated those seasons of life bravely and courageously, but I’d be lying if I did. ⁣
The truth is that I didn’t feel safe enough to share how I felt with others. ⁣
Expectations of society, my culture, my faith community, and even myself left me isolated and far away from healing and hope. ⁣
So, I supressed my feelings…⁣
I hid behind a million masks…⁣
I self-medicated…⁣
….. and I almost lost it all….⁣

Today, I want to tell you that it’s ok to not be “ok.”⁣
You will never be less of a man if you reach out for help.⁣

I believe in you…⁣
…. And I’m praying for you…⁣

Go out and be all that God created you to be!!!⁣

Does this resonate with you? If so, leave a comment below. 👇👇👇⁣

Published by John Eli

I am a self-awareness coach (coach for humans), life strategist, blogger and speaker. I’ve spent over 21 years mentoring individuals in life skills, career transitions, relationships, and life recovery. My resume includes pastoral care, behavioral health, and higher education. From an early age, I realized that God created me to bring hope, healing and encouragement to others. I am currently living out my purpose by creating a space where people can rediscover and become all that they were created to be. I currently live in the beautiful state of Arizona with my wife, two dogs, and an antique piano whom I call, “Betty.”

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