So Your Friend Told You They’re Depressed–Now What?

When a friend or loved one confides in you about their mental health, it can be difficult to respond appropriately. It's not uncommon to freeze--maybe hem and haw or awkwardly pat a shoulder before changing the subject to the Lions. If you take a moment and think about it, though, what an amazing opportunity you now have to deepen a relationship and affirm your love for a struggling soul! 

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Are We Just Talking About Talking About Mental Illness?

It’s certainly easier to have these tough conversations behind a computer screen. I’ve been called brave for sharing my story through Dadding Depressed, but I don’t feel brave. If I can’t use this project to inspire (even in myself) face-to-face conversation about men with mental illness, then what is this blog even for?