Book: Boys Don’t Cry

Book Title:

Boys Don’t Cry: Why I hid my depression and why men need to talk about their mental health.

Author(s): Tim Grayburn.

Year: 2018.

Edition: First (1st).

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton.

Type(s): Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook and Kindle.

Synopsis:

For nearly a decade Tim kept his depression secret. It made him feel so weak and shameful he thought it would destroy his whole life if anyone found out. But an unexpected discovery by a loved one forced him to confront his illness and realise there was strength to be found in sharing his story with others. When he finally opened up to the world about what he was going through he discovered he was not alone.

Boys Don’t Cry is a book that speaks against the stigma that makes men feel like they are less-than for struggling, making sense of depression and anxiety for people who might not recognise those feelings in themselves or others. It is a brutally honest, sometimes heart-breaking (and sometimes funny) tale about what it really takes to be a ‘real man’, written by one who decided that he wanted to change the status quo by no longer being silent.

Book: Man Down: A Guide for Men on Mental Health

Book Title:

Man Down: A Guide for Men on Mental Health.

Author(s): Charlie Hoare.

Year: 2020.

Edition: First (1st).

Publisher: Vie.

Type(s): Paperback, Audiobook, and Kindle.

Synopsis:

How often do you put on a ‘coping’ front, when in reality you are troubled with insecurities and anxieties?

Do you find it difficult to open up about how you’re feeling?

You might be surprised to learn that you are not alone, and that many men find it challenging to talk about their worries.

From tips on how to reach out, to advice on navigating mental health issues, this volume is full of guidance on how to look out for your well-being. Topics covered include:

  • Anxiety and depression.
  • Stress.
  • Suicidal thoughts.
  • Dealing with traditional gender expectations.
  • Self-care and mindfulness methods.
  • How to open up and communicate.
  • Where to seek help.

With personal experiences and insights, this book will improve your awareness of mental health, offer tools and techniques to enable you to manage it better, and help you to live a happier, healthier life.