Releasing the stigma of men and mental health…
In an individualistic society, we must come together as a community to support those struggling with their mental health. Matt Fisher and I discuss mental health is today’s world as well as what it was like for him growing up with undiagnosed bipolar.
Finishing a degree in addiction psychology, and having spent much of his teenage years addicted to drugs and alcohol, Matt is no stranger to the world of mental health and medications that may come with it.
As a child, Matt experienced bursts of out of control anger, and put on six different medications meant to “balance him out,” and really only made him feel like a zombie. Eventually he turned to drugs and alcohol to numb the anger. Soon this behavior became so extreme we was left passed out in the woods by his “friends.”
Now Matt spends much of his time connecting with other men and building a bond to support them in their own journeys. We dive into the realm of stigmas put onto men by society and how that affects both their mental health and also their ability to speak out and ask for help.
Tune into today’s episode of the Becoming Kings Podcast to learn where balance can be found, and how medications may not always be the answer, and how intimate connections can be made through platonic relationships.
In this episode you’ll learn about…
- Brother from another mother. (0:46)
- Careful of labels. (9:41)
- Leaning in with Love vs Fear. (21:17)
- Challenges of sexual objectification. (30:03)
- The story of father and son. (38:40)
- Healing the broken pieces. (45:41)
Resources shared during the episode…
- Light That Shines Through the Broken Pieces
- The Mask You Live In, Documentary
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