On Boys, Suicide, and the Lessons of Unfilled Holes by Lori Day
“We need to teach our boys that they can bear suffering and loss without shame … that anger is a question that deserves deeper answers than punishment or silence.”
In recounting her marriage to a man whose younger brother had committed suicide 30 years ealier, Lori Day beautifully brings to light the ways in which we reject difficult feelings like grief, hurt and anger. In ourselves and in others. This is especially a problem for men and boys.
As an educational psychologist, Day understands that we are always evolving and growing into our more mature selves. She says that we, as a society, are responsible for raising boys to become men who are able to deeply feel and express their feelings. Read full article