Big Boys Don’t Cry? Well they do, but usually in secret…
It’s Mental Health Awareness Week and I’ve just had news of a new ebook about countering severe depression in men – Big Boys Don’t Cry? by Fabian Devlin and old school friend Patrick Addis.
Both Fabian and Patrick have had periods of severe depression which they have largely kept to themselves, until now, and helping men to overcome their reluctance to talk about such mental problems is the aim of the book. Unlike most women, men are prone to keeping their anxiety and depression bottled up, which can make them desperate, sometimes to the point of suicide.
Fabian and Patrick have interviewed 60 men from all walks of life, from the former England Test cricketer Marcus Trescothick to soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome and men who have have lost a child.
Stephen Fry says of the book: “A brave and important book, providing a source of comfort and hope to anyone struggling with their mental health.”
Big Boys Don’t Cry? is launched as an e-book this week (price £10) to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week with 10% of the proceeds going to mental health charities. Fabian hopes that the rest of the proceeds will pay for a hardback version of the book.
To buy it, just click on the link below.