MASSMEN BLOG

MASSMEN BLOG

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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Three Reasons you Need to take a Hike this Summer

Aug 04, 2016

There is something about being out among the grass and trees that feels good for our hearts and souls. People have known this for generations. There is even a name for it in Japanese culture where a walk in the woods is called “Shinrin-Roku,” which translates to “forest bathing,” and is believed to be a […]

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PTSD: An Invisible Wound of War

Jun 28, 2016

Not only do veterans have to spend months at work in an environment that requires a heightened sense of danger and risk away from the comforts of home, family, and friends, but then they return home to family members who have changed, grown, developed new interests and habits while they were gone. The stress of […]

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