Social Therapist, Hugh Polk, M.D., and “men’s emotional prison…”

The Social Therapy Group‘s, Community Therapist blog features a new piece by medical director Hugh Polk, M.D., writing on his experiences in doing therapy with men and the emotional prison that many live in….

Social Therapist, Hugh Polk, M.D.

Men are socialized in our culture to keep their feelings hidden. It is considered unmanly in our culture for men to express emotion — except in certain prescribed situations like winning an athletic contest or at the movies…It is manly and proper to do things, make decisions, face obstacles, on your own. Men are socialized to always know the answer, to speak in a way that shows you know what you’re talking about. If you ask for help, vacillate, act uncertain, or admit that you don’t know what to do — you are not a real    man. READ MORE

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About Janet Wootten

Janet Wootten is a media and public relations professional, a member of the Institute’s Board of Directors and a leader of its annual community fundraising campaign.
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