MASSMEN BLOG

MASSMEN BLOG

Are You Stuck? – The Cloud of Depression Isn’t Just Black and Stormy

Feb 15, 2017

Depression does not always reveal itself in the clichéd, ‘doom and gloom’ cloud that follows you around, accompanied by a sad soundtrack featuring a mix of The Smiths, Joni Mitchell, and early Bruce Springsteen. Depression can be an unconscious malaise that slowly takes over your mood about everything. This dynamic is something that I’ve come […]

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Don’t worry about me. I’m okay.

Jan 26, 2017

I was born in Boston City Hospital, the first son of an Irish-Catholic family. I’ve lived here for over 40 years. I spent the first part of my childhood on the South Shore. When I was nine my family moved to a town north of Boston; it was at the same time when Clemens came up […]

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We’re Strong, But Not Infallible

Nov 17, 2016

Here in Massachusetts we pride ourselves on our toughness. We’re Boston Strong. We run marathons for fun. When there’s nine feet of snow surrounding our house we tunnel out of it. That very attitude is what makes us so unique, but it doesn’t mean we’re infallible. We’re all prone to bad days, feelings of stress, […]

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We all play a role in suicide prevention

Oct 07, 2016

Suicide is one of the top 10 causes of death for men in the United States, and men die by suicide four times more often than women. More than twice as many people die by suicide than homicide in the U.S. However, because so many people are uncomfortable with the topic of suicide, it remains […]

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Recognizing and Responding to a Friend Who May Be Suicidal

Sep 15, 2016

This week you’ve probably talked to your friends about the Red Sox being ahead in their race to the playoffs and how the Patriots can still win without Tom Brady. But what if a friend needs you to talk about something more? If you are concerned about a friend and notice they are struggling, would […]

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