Thing a Day
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Thing a Day

Pain, Exhaustion, and Being a Man

Two tropes of manhood in a day’s worth of discomfort.

Photo by Road Trip with Raj on Unsplash

Yesterday, I was a wreck physically and mentally. I had put myself into an uncomfortable situation for a friend the day before, and while I was happy to help that friend, it had drained me of whatever energy I had left.

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Matthew Maniaci

Matthew Maniaci

Living with and talking about mental illness in an open, honest way to help break down stigma. I was one of those suicidal kids you read about. He/him/his.