A recent national survey found that a third of boys thought society expects them to “be a man” and “suck it up” when they feel sad or scared. Another third said they believed they should “hide or suppress their feelings when they feel sad or scared.” About half of boys polled said “they want to learn more about having the ‘right to feel any way you want.’” Depression is on the rise across the U.S., and young men may be shouldering the brunt of the despair associated with a lack of close friendships.
Note: this is from 2018
By: Julie Compton
This resource was published on Aug 21, 2020 and was last updated on Feb 12, 2022
AUTHOR(s): Compton, Julie
SOURCE: NBC News
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