A lot is left unsaid when it comes to mens crisis. There are unspoken guy rules that seem to prohibit one from talking to another about his feelings, often resulting in a lot of bottled up feelings that are left waiting to explode. Add that to the pressures that society places on men and you’re left with a recipe for trouble. Sometimes men take out their frustrations on their wifes or partners in a physically abusive way, other times children, coworkers or friends bear the brunt of misplaced aggressions. This doesn’t need to happen, and there are many things that can be done to help men who are in trouble.
There are plenty of mens crisis forums on the internet, which can provide a man with an outlet for his pent up feelings. Forums are particularly great because they allow a man to talk about his feelings with someone anonymously. If you don’t know who you’re talking to and they don’t know who you are either, you tend to feel safer in talking about things that you would otherwise prefer to keep to yourself. Also, because it’s all done online, a guy is able to talk about his feelings without actually having to vocalize it. Sometimes just writing it all out, even if you don’t actually post your final product on the forum, can make a world of difference.
In addition to mens crisis forums online, guys can also rely on telephone hot lines. They’re free and are great for people who aren’t very skilled at navigating the net. Again, your confidentiality is assured and you can be as anonymous as you like. Unlike the online forums, these hot lines are staffed with trained professionals who are trained to help a man in crisis. If you are in crisis and you don’t know where to turn, you can rest assured that there are options for you.