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The Mental Health Center of San Diego offers support groups for men that help men navigate through difficult situations, manage their emotions, cope with trauma, and address mental health issues or disorders they are experiencing.
For decades, society has imposed many stigmas on men to be strong and repress their emotions. Many of the stigmas men face are extremely unhealthy and antiquated. Men’s support groups for mental health-related issues are becoming increasingly more common as people begin to acknowledge that a men’s mental health is a critical part of their overall well-being.
A men’s support group is a small group of men who come together to support one another and healthily navigate through their struggles with the help of a mental health professional. The goal of a men’s support group is to assist men in achieving personal growth. Men’s support groups will typically consist of 6-15 men that meet regularly once a week, biweekly, or monthly.
Men can find support for several gender-specific topics they face related to mental health and life.
No two meetings are ever the same; men at MHC San Diego’s support groups will talk about whatever is on their minds at the time. It’s common for a group session to cover a wide range of gender-specific topics, including:
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Even though every men’s group is unique, some practices can best be applied to a men’s group format.
Men will introduce themselves to begin the meetings.
Often, the men will go around the circle and explain why they're there.
Individuals can share and receive feedback on whatever they want.
State accountability items so that the other members can help with processing and acceptance.
Individuals get the opportunity to point out a part of the group that stood out to them and that they appreciated.
After the meeting, the men will usually linger and discuss some of the topics. This helps increase comfort, camaraderie, and the development of support networks.
When men surround themselves with a supportive group of peers, they are more likely to experience some benefits, including: