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URMC / Employee Assistance Program / News & Events / UR Medicine EAP Blog / March 2021 / Men—It’s Okay to Talk about Your Feelings

Men—It’s Okay to Talk about Your Feelings

Not all men shy away from talking about their feelings, but it’s still a common male trait. It stems from the modern culture, learned behavior, and the subtle message that is not okay to show vulnerability, dependency, or weakness. Did you know, however, that Navy Seals are trained in emotional resilience to not deny feelings and emotions, but to instead pay attention and respond appropriately to them? For both men and women, the ability to express feelings is often a gateway to the next step: reaching out for help with problems like depression, which can be a risk factor for suicide (two-thirds of which are committed by men).

Resource: www.sofrep.com [search “4 steps to emotional resilience"]

UR Medicine EAP is brought to you by Well-U, helping eligible individuals to assess issues, and provide short-term counseling and referrals.

Keith Stein | 3/18/2021

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