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Menslink’s ripple effect – support reduces the damaging effects of anger

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While Menslink supports young men, it’s their partners, families, schools and employers that often feel the biggest impact.

Here is some feedback we received from both a young guy and his defacto partner, after he got help for mental health issues that showed up as anger and violence, both in his relationship and out in the community.

Young man’s testimonial:

Back in March of 2018 I found myself at the lowest point in my life, I was constantly angry/sad/anxious and confused. My relationship with my partner was failing and my relationships with my family were full of conflict because of my behaviour and attitude. I eventually wound up on the wrong side of the law and saw firsthand what my lack of control over my feelings had done.

I knew it was time I did something to change myself. I spent some quality time with my counsellor over the next 9 months working on my problems with anger but also finding the depths of why I’d been feeling the way I was and we were able to let go of those old pillars which had affected me for quite some time.

I felt a feeling of unburdening, as my relationship began to re-blossom and only a minimal amount of conflict was left in my life.

I am so grateful for the guidance I received from Menslink. I highly recommend them to a young guy ever in need of a little guidance.

Young woman’s testimonial:

In a society where the feelings of men are generally oppressed, bottled up feelings can result in detrimental bouts of anger and severe mood changes. However, these occurrences can be prevented by expressing these feelings to someone without fear of bias or judgement.

As the girlfriend of a man that unfortunately fell into this trap, I know these problems can be prevented with the help of Menslink.

The hardest part of being in a relationship with someone who is suffering mental health issues is knowing how to address certain topics and support them in a way that was productive. It was such a big responsibility for me and to be able to share this with the wonderful people at Menslink was incredibly helpful.

The benefits of the anger management techniques he was taught seeped through into our relationship in the most positive way. The difference I see in my partners ability to cope and respond to different adversities is due to the assistance that has been offered through the stupendous work of Menslink.