The Good Men Project
“The Good Men Project® is a glimpse of what enlightened masculinity might look like in the 21st century,” the press raved when we launched. We had set out to start an international conversation about what it means to be a good man in the 21st century.
We explore the world of men and manhood in a way that no media company ever has, tackling the issues and questions that are most relevant to men’s lives. We write about fatherhood, family, health, sex, ethics, war, gender, politics, sports, and aging. We shy away from nothing. Our content reflects the multidimensionality of men — we are alternatively funny and serious, provocative and thoughtful, earnest and light-hearted. We search far and wide for new stories and new voices from “the front lines of modern manhood.” And we do it without moralizing and without caricaturing our audience; we let guys be guys, but we do it while challenging confining cultural notions of what a “real man” must be.
Mental health is an issue that The Good Men Project has been writing about and addressing for years because one of the most important subjects that our society grapples. How do we attend to our mental health? How do we cope when we or our loved ones struggle with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, or post-traumatic stress disorder? How can we best support ourselves and care for those we love? How can we shift away from a culture that stigmatizes mental health to one that openly addresses mental health as part of everyone’s general health? And because of societal pressures to “man up” and the stigmas associated with mental health and masculinity, this is an even more complex issue for men to deal with.